Georgia fans were holding their breath when Brock Bowers had to leave the field with what looks to be an ankle injury against Vanderbilt.
Tight end Brock Bowers is a huge part of the Georgia offense, and probably Carson Beck’s most trusted receiver.
Right now there’s a question of whether or not he’ll be able to return to the game against Vanderbilt in Nashville.
Bowers took the ball on a reverse and was making the turn around the edge following a block-and-hold by his quarterback. As he was tackled by Vanderbilt safety Savion Riley, his ankle was rolled up on and from there, things just got worse.
Bowers went into the medical tent, and by the time CBS returned from commercial break he was being helped back to the locker room by the Georgia medical staff, walking with a noticeable limp and a grimace on his face.
The loss of Bowers might be overcome against Vanderbilt, but the Bulldogs will certainly miss him if he’s unable to go in upcoming games against Florida, Missouri, and Ole Miss.
We’ll update this space as more information is provided on Bowers’ condition and injury designation.
Update 1:23 PM ET: Bowers was seen leaving the locker room and walking along the back end zone with some help from a trainer. This isn’t looking good.
Update 1:36 PM ET: In a halftime interview with CBS reporter Tiffany Blackmon, Kirby Smart said Bowers “has a little bit of an ankle sprain on the bottom part of his foot” and thinks “he’ll be fine” saying Bowers was in good spirits. While this is a little more comforting, it could just be coach-speak.
Update: 2:00 PM ET: It was announced the Bowers will not return to today’s game against Vanderbilt.