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Reports: George Pickens Has A Torn ACL

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Dawg Sports has learned from sources inside UGA’s program that Junior wide-receiver George Pickens has injured his knee.

Pickens is widely considered Georgia’s top receiving threat, and came on strong when JT Daniels entered the starting lineup for the last four games of UGA’s season. The two showed an immediate report and Pickens caught at least one touchdown in three of the last four games that Daniels played.

Sources have told Dawg Sports that Pickens tore an ACL, but we are waiting for the university to confirm. If true, Pickens would almost certainly be out for the opening stretch of UGA’s season, and likely not be able to return until December or January.

Stay tuned to Dawg Sports as this story develops...

Update 10:28 AM: We can confirm that Pickens is already in surgery, and that he did in fact tear his ACL. Georgie Head Coach Kirby Smart confirmed the injury in a statement, and shared that the injury is isolated to the ACL “and did not effect any other structures in the knee.” UGA is a little over five months away from starting the season against Clemson in Charlotte. Depending on how his rehab progresses, Pickens could theoretically return during the latter half of the season.