Georgia football is going to be without Brock Bowers for some time. This afternoon, it was revealed that Bowers will have tightrope surgery and will miss 3-6 weeks. Bowers was in the conversation for the Heisman, and all that talk has gone away. Many Georgia fans only care about one thing: getting Bowers back.
Some Georgia fans and even opposing SEC schools have said that Georgia is done with Bowers missing a few games. While Bowers is a great football player, he is not Superman (however, it may feel like he is at times).
Georgia will be fine for a few weeks with Bowers sidelined and working on being healthy. No one player wins or loses games. Herschel Walker was hurt to start the season in 1982, and Georgia still won multiple games when he was hurt, and Walker won the Heisman. So, long story short, do not fall victim to the narrative that Georgia is dead in the water.
Ankle sprains are a weird injury when it comes to recovery time. For some guys, it takes all six weeks; for others, it takes three weeks. Tua Tagovailoa had a high ankle sprain in 2019 and was only out for 28 days, missing one game. So, the Dawgs will likely get Bowers back relatively quickly.
It is also not the first time the Georgia tight end room has dealt with tightrope surgery. Lawson Luckie had the surgery in August and has been back for the Dawgs for several weeks. Luckie and Pearce Spurlin are expected to contribute to the Dawgs in Bowers’ absence.
If we know anything about Bowers, is he an alien and extremely tough. I would not put it past Bowers that he is back before the season ends. Bowers wants to play for Georgia; you could tell that when he slammed his fist into the ground when he first got injured at Vanderbilt.
Bowers has played through injuries all through his time at Georgia. The guy had shoulder surgery at the end of the 2021 season! He scored the Dawgs’ most crucial touchdown in the National Championship game against Alabama. So, questioning if Bowers will be back or wants to play still insults Bowers’s work ethic. Bowers will be back, and Georgia will be fine while he is out!