Remember this comment from the spring?

(Tray) Matthews missed Saturday’s G-Day game after aggravating a hamstring injury, according to head coach Mark Richt. Matthews also missed five games last season because of hamstring problems.

“He’s had some chronic hamstring issues, which we probably need to re-evaluate what we’re doing with him,” Richt said after Saturday’s spring game. “And how we train him. I mean if there’s something going on. And he’s probably gotta take some ownership of it too. If you’ve got a deficit in some areas you might need to spend a little more time with flexibility stuff in the offseason than another guy would have to.”

Tray, help Mark Richt help you.

Partly in response to the injury issues of a year ago, Georgia football this offseason has “just started a program called Fusionetics,” Richt said last week.

It’s a way to perhaps reduce the risk of injuries in the fall with the way a player conditions now.

“What the players will have is a way on their own to work on some of their deficiencies and get them in balance better,” Richt said. “Our strength staff and our training staff are both on the same page on the type of exercises these guys need to do to get them in better balance where they can have less chance of injury. So that’s going to be a big thing.”

Obviously, this is more than just about Matthews.  But it’s interesting to see Richt push some of the responsibility players’ way.


Filed under Georgia Football, The Body Is A Temple

6 responses to “Fusionetics

  1. South FL Dawg

    I like it. It’s not just putting it on the players but it’s also recognizing that one size maybe doesn’t fit all. Who knows, it might even keep them off balcony rails….


  2. Krautdawg

    It would appear we’ve brought a scientologist onto the S&C staff …


  3. I hope Tray Mathews will be healthy this year! We need a few breaks come our way in the secondary! It’s time to win the sec baby! I’m already fired up! Go dawgs!


  4. DawgFaithful

    He’s tired of Matthews bullshit.


  5. John

    Mark Richt has lost control of Tray Matthews’ hamstrings.


  6. Bulldog Joe

    If “Fusionetics” is a fancy name for taking the time to stretch properly, I am all for it.