December 1, 2023


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What we learn about UGA Tight Finish Brock Bowers’ damage

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Georgia Bulldogs tight end Brock Bowers

No. 1 Georgia confirmed Monday that All-American participant Brock Powers will endure surgical procedure on his injured left ankle.

“Brock Powers suffered a sprained ankle throughout Vanderbilt’s recreation in Nashville over the weekend,” UGA mentioned within the press launch. He added: “Surgical procedure might be carried out immediately to stabilize the ankle, and a full restoration is anticipated.”

Georgia has not introduced a timetable for Powers’ return, however a number of retailers have reported that Powers will endure tightrope surgical procedure.

Georgia Bulldogs tight end Brock Powers
Brock Powers #19 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts after a 49-21 win over the UAB Blazers at Sanford Stadium on September 23, 2023, in Athens, Georgia. No. 1 Georgia confirmed Monday that the All-American tight finish will endure surgical procedure on his left ankle.
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The slackline process is gaining popularity for athletes seeking to recuperate extra shortly from an ankle sprain. Tua Tagovailoa had the process utilizing surgical thread as a substitute of metallic screws when he was the quarterback at Alabama. Tagovailoa was injured throughout the 2019 season and returned inside a month.

Powers suffered the damage throughout the second quarter of Georgia’s win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. With lower than eight minutes remaining within the first half, Powers ran 14 yards on a toss and got here down awkwardly after being tackled. He didn’t return to the match after remedy within the medical tent.

Bowers impact

Powers leads Georgia this season in receiving touchdowns (4), receiving yards (567), and catches (41).

He is without doubt one of the most dynamic offensive gamers within the sport. Bowers is within the high 10 on a number of NFL Draft boards. His mixture of blocking means and route working makes him distinctive.

Powers had his greatest recreation of the season within the street win in opposition to Auburn, racking up 157 yards on eight catches and a landing within the comeback victory within the rivalry recreation.

The 6’4″, 240-pound tight finish entered the Vanderbilt recreation with at the very least 100 receiving yards in every of the earlier three video games. He had 22 yards on 4 catches in opposition to the Commodores earlier than exiting with an damage.

Powers was a key contributor on final season’s nationwide championship group and has been one of many Bulldogs’ greatest gamers this season.

Powers changed

Large receiver Dominic Lovett ought to get extra targets with Powers out. Lovett has 31 catches for 282 yards and a landing this season.

Oscar Delp was a four-star recruit out of highschool. The sophomore has 13 catches for 160 yards. At 6’5″ and 245 kilos, he’s revered for his means to run and block. Nonetheless, he does not have the pace that Bowers brings to the desk.

Subsequent up for Georgia

The Dawgs are on their bye week. Their subsequent recreation is the “World’s Largest Cocktail Get together” rivalry recreation in opposition to Florida in Jacksonville on October 28. After enjoying Florida, Georgia faces three presently ranked opponents. No. 20 Missouri and No. 13 Ole Miss come to Athens in back-to-back weeks. Georgia then performs No. 17 Tennessee the next week in Knoxville.

If Powers misses 4 weeks, together with the bye, he might return for the sport in opposition to the Vols or presumably for the season finale at Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs additionally probably have an SEC Championship recreation on their schedule in December, and presumably a School Soccer Playoff recreation.