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Early UGA enrollee reportedly suffers ACL injury

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Expected to play a significant role in Georgia’s defense from the start, Reggie Wilkinson will instead be facing a heavy dose of rehab, apparently.

As relayed by Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph, the cornerback suffered what’s reportedly a significant and potentially season-ending knee injury.  There was no word on how Wilkinson suffered the injury, although one report states that it occurred during offseason workouts with the team.

While UGA has yet to publicly address the health issue, a tweet from the defensive back seems to indicate that he may have suffered an injury to his ACL.

“Minor setback for a major comeback. #RG3 type-ish,” the tweet read, referring to former Baylor and current Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who suffered a torn ACL and LCL last December.

Additionally, one of Wilkinson’s teammates, wide receiver Michael Bennett, confirmed the worst on his Twitter account.

“Y’all pray for @ReggieWilkerson as he goes into ACL surgery tomorrow,” the receiver tweeted Thursday evening. “You gonna come back stronger than ever my man!”

Again, there’s been no official word from the university.

Wilkinson was an early enrollee as part of the Bulldogs’ 2013 recruiting class and participated in spring practice.  With starting defensive back Josh Harvey-Clemons set to serve a one-game suspension, the Telegraph writes, “Wilkinson was a prime candidate to start at the nickel-back role, a critical spot against Clemson.”

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5 Responses to “Early UGA enrollee reportedly suffers ACL injury”
  1. mydixienormus says: Jun 14, 2013 8:54 AM

    I feel bad for the kid.

    If UGA is expecting a true freshman to contribute right away they’ve got problems.

  2. thegamecocker says: Jun 14, 2013 9:53 AM

    I would not trust anything Seth Emerson says. He was at The State newspaper in Columbia, SC and he was a stooge back then and he’s still a stooge. He couldn’t handle the job in Columbia so they shipped his sorry arse down to Macon, GA. Hey Seth, tell me about Gary Grey again? How “well” he’s doing in the pros? Oh, he’s not in the pros? Why doesn’t he have the last name of either his Father or Mother? Glad he didn’t go to USC. Seth: why don’t you go cover the new oven they bought at the local Krispy Kreme shop…..better yet, tell us why you’re not covering the U. of Maryland,

  3. scalpemseminoles says: Jun 14, 2013 9:56 AM

    i cant wait to see how climpson is going to totally pull a climpson

  4. scalpemseminoles says: Jun 14, 2013 9:58 AM

    thegamecocker:

    What does it matter if he did or didn’t go to Univ. of Southern California?
    ;)

  5. normtide says: Jun 14, 2013 3:46 PM

    Really hate to hear this. From what I’ve read, he could have made an impact and a name this season. Best if luck recovering.

    Dixie- I have seen many players make an impact as true freshmen. Look at T.J. Yeldon and Amari Cooper just this past year. High school football has come a long way. Not all, but many kids come to college ready to play.

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