Kirby Smart addressed the media this afternoon in advance of Georgia’s first fall practice of 2018, and provided updates on several Bulldogs working to return from injury.
Jake Fromm for example is basically over the never-really-significant non-throwing hand injury he suffered in a boating incident. But no news on the injury front was bigger than the word that freshman tailback Zamir “Zeus” White is advancing nicely from offseason ACL surgery. Smart in fact went so far as to say White “will be full go” this fall, albeit with a protective brace on the knee.
That’s impressive improvement for a player who suffered a knee injury only last November that once ended playing careers. Smart says that the former #1 tailback recruit in America will be participating in all drills during camp, though coaches will monitor his workload. The Red and Black aren’t exactly hurting for guys to tote the rock, but fans will be eager to see the guy who rushed for 2086 yards and 34 touchdowns in only 11 games for Scotland County High (N.C.) in 2017.
Reading between the lines, it sounds like Smart won’t risk the scenario Mark Richt openly regretted creating with Knownshon Moreno: keeping a superstar on the bench as a freshman and in the process only getting two seasons out of him before #24 juked and hurdled his way to the NFL. Until later....