Freshman defensive back Deangelo Gibbs sustained an apparent injury in practice on Thursday.
It was witnessed by reporters during one of Georgia’s two open media periods.
So several wrote about what appeared to be an upper body injury.
Coach Kirby Smart was none-too-pleased afterwards when he was asked about the injury.
“Well, considering I haven’t had a lot of time to talk to the trainers, but it’s nice to know that you guys have found it in your hearts to report it,” Smart said. “So his mom has to find out from you guys rather than from us, which upsets me a little bit to be honest with you. I don’t think it’s really fair.”
Georgia does not have a policy that injuries seen while the practice is open to the media are not supposed to be reported. It does have a policy about no social media or message board posts from practice and no phone calls allowed.
Smart indicated he plans to implement a rule regarding injury reports.
“We’ll make some changes for you guys and try to handle that a little better from now on,” Smart said.
Gulp. Sounds ominous. What’s the Sanford Stadium equivalent of Seat 37F?