The Georgia Bulldogs got some potentially devastating news on Saturday.
Top Bulldogs recruit Tramel Terry suffered a knee injury on the opening kickoff in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, a showcase of the top football players from North and South Carolina.
Preliminary reports are saying that Terry suffered a torn ACL, although the official severity of the injury is still unknown at this point. Terry did post on Twitter that he is getting the knee checked out on Monday.
This comes as a major blow for the Bulldogs as the plan was for Terry to come in and make an immediate impact. Terry will be an early enrollee for the Bulldogs but his status now for spring practice is up in the air.
Unfortunately this is the risk that players take when they play in these all-star games, although you can’t fault them for wanting to showcase their talents even more. Even though it’s rare that anyone will get seriously hurt in these type of games, it does happen on occasion.
Head coach Mark Richt and the Bulldogs were planning on having Terry either play the slot or be the backup running back instantly next season. Depending on the severity of the injury, Terry might have to redshirt his freshman season so he is healthy and ready to go in the 2014 season.
Terry will most likely miss the Under Armour All-American game as well, something he was also looking forward to very much.
Not only was Terry selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the Under Armour All-American game, he was also named Mr. Football of South Carolina.
Hopefully this injury is not as serious as it is feared to be. Terry is a very talented player and I hope we are able to see him on the field in a Bulldogs uniform next fall.