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Kirby Smart Updates Status of George Pickens

One of the biggest question marks heading into the 2021 season for Georgia is certainly the health and potential return of star wide receiver George Pickens.

Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, and it starts with SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. 

One of the biggest question marks heading into the 2021 season is the health and potential return of star wide receiver George Pickens. 

Pickens tore his ACL during spring practice in March and underwent surgery. He is now in the midst of the rehab process. 

Smart addressed the injury and the rehab of Pickens during the media availability on Tuesday, stating that Pickens is making good progress. According to Smart, Pickens has been doing straight-line running and Smart is excited to see what Pickens can do this fall, but he's "still a ways away." 

He commended head athletic trainer Ron Courson for his past successes with such an injury, recalling players like Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb who have gone on to have successful NFL careers following repairs done by Courson and his team. 

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