Not again.

Damn it.

Georgia wide receiver Arian Smith suffered a broken leg Wednesday during the Bulldogs’ practice ahead of this weekend’s Tennessee game and is going to have surgery. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the injury will potentially end his 2021 season.

Dude’s been injury prone, but came back strong against Missouri.  Now this.  Life ain’t fair, sometimes.

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40 responses to “Not again.

  1. gastr1

    Wow, that really sucks. Hate it for him.

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  2. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    Damn kid has had some rotten luck.

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  3. debbybalcer

    Prayers for him that is so frustrating for an athlete. Surgery means they needed hardware so it was a bad break.

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    • spur21

      Broken leg – must be the shoe – good grief.

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      • armydawg

        I think you are right. UGA needs to seriously have a study done on the shoes they use. Footware today is garbage. They need a company like New Balance to custom make and fit each and every player on the team. All the injuries this year are foot and leg issues. Almost no upper body injuries. Something is wrong.

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  4. RangerRuss

    I wish the young man a speedy and complete recovery.

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  5. Shoot – hope he’s back for track season – get well soon, Arian

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  6. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Okay… I’m sick of this shit. I’m sick of the ligament tears, soft tissue damage, and foot and leg injuries at Georgia that keep on happening during practice. It is most likely one of two things:

    The turf in the Indoor Practice Facility
    Shitty Nike shoes.

    It is within Georgia’s prerogative to fix both these issues. Switch to a better, more reliable (but probably not as cheap) turf in the indoor, and end the frakking contract with frakking Nike. Move over to Adidas. Better quality, with the pleasant upside of no slave labor.

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    • Derek

      You would know.

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    • When I tore my MCL at UGA, it had nothing to do with shoes or turf. It had nothing to do with equipment at all. It had everything to do with a lineman making a killer block and throwing someone down…into the side of my knee.

      This sport is violent. It is a strain on the body even when there isn’t contact. Human beings sprain ankles ripping over a 1” root. They break elbows slipping in the kitchen. Bodies are fragile – and though these guys do a lot to protect themselves… injuries will happen.

      I feel for the young man, because the greatest pain an athlete feels, is the pain of sitting out. Hope he recovers well, gets full function out of that leg, and can continue to do the things he loves… whether it end up being on our football field, the track, or just in life.

      Next Man Up.

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      • RangerRuss

        There it is, Ben.

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        • otto1980

          Whatever it is, you have to keep players healthy to win as well as recruit future players. It isn’t an isolated incident, the entire position group has been injured.

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          • biggusrickus

            There is no way to ensure everyone stays healthy, and sometimes position groups happen to get hit. Hell, Maryland ended up having to play their fourth string QB for most of the season a few years ago because their top two tore ACLs in the first few games and the third stringer was never healthy that season.

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            • otto1980

              Again it has been the an issue with the entire group, UGA’s leading WRs are a TE and WR both Freshmen which weren’t on anybody’s radar. UGA does suffer injuries at a higher rate than rivals year after year. Yes everyone deals with rashes of injuries from time to time.

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              • biggusrickus

                I seriously doubt Georgia deals with more injuries than anyone else on average, but if you have some numbers to back that up, I’m happy to be proven wrong. More likely is that you follow Georgia closely and not other programs, so you’re familiar with our injuries and not theirs.

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    • If it’s a broken leg, as opposed to a broken foot, it doesn’t sound like it’s due to shoes or turf.

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    • aim260

      Sign this man up for Director/Lead Investigator of Turf & Cleat Quality Control!

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    • We can always count on you Corch for a uninformed opinion. Never met someone that more firmly camps at the intersection of opinionated and ignorant.

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  7. theorginaldawgabides

    I’m wondering if this is a completely new injury. The deep bone bruise on the shin that kept him out for weeks was revealed during the telecast last Saturday to have been a hairline fracture. He could have pushed it coming back and made it worse. Just speculating

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    • biggusrickus

      I would like to think they wouldn’t send him back out there until it was completely healed. They certainly don’t seem to rush guys back, and it wasn’t crucial that he play against Missouri.

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  8. jcdawg83

    I was surprised to learn that he had only played in three games this season; Clemson, UAB and Missouri. He also only had one catch in each game and 2 tds, one against UAB and one against Missouri. It sure seemed to me he was much more productive than that.

    Oh, he also had one rush for 15 yds against Missouri.

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  9. practicaldawg

    Kirby could recruit 50 WRs per class and it wouldn’t be enough

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  10. Eric Trowbridge

    I’ve gotten to the point the games don’t worry me. The Spartacus-style practices are much more concerning,

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    • RangerRuss

      I’m all about training being harder than the actual performance. It does seem more injuries occur at Dawgs practice than games. Before I chime in with what I think needs to be done I’ll need more information, actual experience coaching D1 football and $8 million per year. Prorated of course. I’m not greedy.

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  11. originaluglydawg

    Wouldn’t they be practicing on a grass field or cow pasture to prepare for Tennessee?

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  12. We can’t have nice things. Smh

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  13. Terry McCullers

    Get well Arian We need you for next year.

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  14. He needs to stick to track.

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  15. Hogbody Spradlin

    He’s our fastest. Our Bob Hayes. Hope we get him back.

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  16. Just like his predecessor…Kirby ain’t got the balls to demand more bubble-wrap from the AD!

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  17. Staffer should piece together a video of all the vicious hits our D inflicts in practice and send to upcoming opponents titled “This is what we do to our own…you’re next”.

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  18. Dawg in Austin

    That doesn’t sound good. Hopefully a clean break that he can come back from in spring. Would have been worse to see that happen on Tennessee’s turf though.

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