MIA, spring practice edition

Quite a few Dawgs won’t be making much of an appearance, if at all, this spring.

Dominick Blaylock and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, two receivers who expected to be a big part of Georgia’s rotation next fall, aren’t quite going to be up to speed yet after surgeries last fall. Last September, Blaylock tore the ACL in the same knee that knocked him out of the 2019 SEC Championship game against LSU. Rosemy-Jacksaint suffered a lower-leg fracture in the Florida game last November.

“Both of those guys are able to run straight-line and are beginning to increase their workload,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said two weeks ago. “They have to work separate. But they are increasing speeds and they’re right on schedule for where they need to be.”

Also recovering from a knee injury is defensive tackle Julian Rochester, who is attempting to make a return for a sixth season. He obviously won’t practice this spring.

Shoulder injuries make up the longest list of ailments on Ron Courson’s rehab list. Inside linebacker, perhaps not surprisingly, was hit particularly hard. Junior Nakobe Dean and redshirt sophomore Trezman Marshall are both recovering from offseason labrum procedures. But also recovering from shoulder surgeries are redshirt sophomore tight end Ryland Goede, redshirt freshman cornerback Kelee Ringo and true freshman offensive lineman Micah Morris.

Also affecting depth at linebacker is the anticipated absence of heralded signee Xavian Sorey. The 5-star prospect out of Florida’s IMG Academy had foot surgery in late January and is not expected to get much team work.

I guess you could say Ron Courson will be getting his spring reps in, too.



Filed under Georgia Football, The Body Is A Temple

11 responses to “MIA, spring practice edition

  1. mwodieseldawg

    I’m looking forward to seeing Ringo play. If he is close to the hype around him he will be a special player.

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  2. Down Island Way

    That is a ton of rehab going on right there, as some know from experience or the experience of others, you don’t get back to full strength/motion/flexibility till year two…

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    • aim260

      Unless your name happens to be Nick Chubb.

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    • My knee doesnt hurt now, and it took a year. Also, my other knee and hips dont hurt from a) not walking right and then b) learning to walk right again, and it took a year. I would say i land in the middle of middle aged adults with a long term uncorrected injury. Yes, I am not an athlete now, nor young, not anywhere close to the rehab they get, but you’re right, it just takes time. The ligaments and connections and bone and cartilage all have to heal and grown and form new connections, and it just takes time.


  3. armydawg

    Thank goodness that we do have Ron Courson! He should be the second highest paid football staffer next to Kirby.

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  4. akascuba

    There is no reason at all to take any health risks for the spring game.
    QBR talk will not be affected. My guess if Kirby has his way both sides of the ball be shown they need lots of work to be ready for next fall.

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  5. Mid-Age Man Coniston

    I thought Ringo was ready to go… did he have another shoulder surgery? He was dressed out — but did not play — in the bowl game.

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    • Dawg in Austin

      Pretty sure Ringo is going to be a participant at spring practice. Perhaps not full contact but otherwise yes.


  6. Terry McCullers

    Ron Courson best in the business

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  7. Here’s to Ringo recovering and being anything like his hype. Full recovery for everyone else, too.

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  8. bigjohnson1992

    A lot of shoulder injuries on that list. I remember Richts kids having a lot of shoulders as well. There was a certain exercise/drill that constantly blew out shoulders. Matt drills maybe? Can’t quite remember.