Dawgs Daily on SI.com has confirmed through multiple sources that Sophomore Wide Receiver, Dominick Blaylock retore his ACL during practice on Wednesday. It's the same ACL that he tore during the SEC Championship game against LSU, he will have surgery and miss the 2020 season for Georgia.
We've been close to the situation throughout the offseason with his rehab, and all signs pointed to Blaylock making a full recovery this fall and playing an integral part in Todd Monken's offense. Wednesday's injury is a crushing blow.
Blaylock will take a redshirt this season and begin his rehab process all over. Sources indicated to Dawgs Daily on SI.com that Blaylock is set to have surgery next week.
As a freshman, Blaylock had 310 receiving yards on 18 catches, with a staggering 17.2 yards per reception prior to exiting the SEC Championship game with the first tear. He was set to take yet another leap in year two prior to the injury.
This injury obviously only enhances the role that freshman, Jermaine Burton was already going to be playing this fall for Georgia. Blaylock was expected to play majority of his reps within the SLOT along with a combination of Demetris Robertson, Kearis Jackson, and Burton. Though now with Blaylock out for the season, Georgia will rely much more upon Burton to carry the load.
Fellow freshman, Ladd McConkey was expected to play a minor role this fall, but in light of today's news, could see the field much sooner than expected.
Redshirt freshman Tight End, Ryland Goede also went down with a knee injury Wednesday as well but is expected to be fine according to sources.
We will keep you updated on any further developments on this story.
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