The Georgia Bulldogs entered the season as healthy as can but since then, they have been plagued by multiple injuries. Throughout the season, lineman and skill players have succumbed too multiple ankle sprains and shoulder ailments. Most importantly, Georgia has lost three players to season-ending surgery in the past month.
Actually make that four Georgia Bulldogs that have had season-ending surgery.
Georgia announced on Wednesday that junior linebacker Chase Vasser will undergo season-ending left shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Vasser played in five games for the Bulldogs this season and made 19 tackles, four of which went for a loss. He played the outside linebacker position opposite that of All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones. This season marked the first time Vasser had started a game for the Bulldogs as senior Cornelius Washington manned the position last season.
Who will replace Vassser at the right outside linebacker position? Well lets say that the position is in good hands.
Since Vasser succumbed to injury, freshman linebacker Jordan Jenkins has filled in admirably in his stead. A five-star talent as a senior in high school, Jenkins has provided a pass-rushing presence opposite of Jones. Though a freshman, Jenkins has put in a tremendous amount of work in order to get better.
Also, filling in for Vasser will be Cornelius Washington. The senior has spent most of his time working at defensive end this season but Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham likes to move pieces around. Washington has rotated in at linebacker on early downs but most of the snaps at that position belong to Jordan Jenkins.