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Isaiah Wilson May Miss Time With Leg Injury

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Reports emerged this afternoon that UGA starting right tackle Isaiah Wilson was injured in practice today. The latest according to reports from Dawgs247 appears to be that it is a sprain of some sort and that Wilson may miss 4 to 5 weeks.

That sounds a lot like a high ankle sprain, even if we haven’t received (and may never receive) official word. It’s also a tough injury for a guy who goes 340 pounds plus or minus a biscuit. That’s a lot of weight to put on a gimpy ankle, and anyone who’s ever suffered a severe ankle sprain knows that the pain and stiffness can linger for a while.

In Wilson’s absence it’s likely that Georgia will shift Cade Mays from right guard to the right tackle spot where he saw starting action in 2018. That still leaves the Red and Black with a pretty formidable starting five, but does put a bit of a dent in the depth San Pittman had enjoyed. You can’t bring a fresh Mays off the bench if he’s already on the field.

But in the end analysis, this is why Georgia has stacked blue chipper on top of blue chipper over the past three recruiting cycles. Injuries happen. They’re a regrettable certainty in football, but the Bulldogs are better prepared to weather Big Zay’s absence than most teams would be. Until later...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!