Dominick Blaylock has played the last football game of his freshman season at Georgia. DawgNation has been told that by sources close to that situation.
That was to be expected after seeing the way Georgia’s third-leading receiver fell to the field and then left on Saturday night in a cart against LSU.
The MRI confirmed this morning that Blaylock has a full ACL tear. He is expected to have a full recovery after catching a third-and-9 pass from Jake Fromm against LSU on Saturday.
He finished his freshman year with 18 catches for 310 yards and five touchdowns. He led all Georgia receivers with at least three catches by averaging 17.2 yards per reception. The former Walton High star came up with big touchdown catches against Auburn, Florida and Georgia Tech in 2019.
His 62-yard touchdown reception against Murray State remains the longest pass completion of the season for the Bulldogs.
The expectation with this injury is that he will be fully recovered by the time fall camp rolls round in July of 2020.
His return is vital to a receiver room that is in dire need of playmakers of his skillset and ability. The former All-American Bowl standout was rated by the 247Sports Composite as the nation’s No. 5 receiver and the No. 36 overall prospect.
Blaylock was in good spirits on Saturday night after the injury. He returned to the Georgia bench in crutches and sat alongside senior graduate transfer Lawrence Cager on the sideline. The fact that Georgia’s second and third-leading receivers were sitting there and not making plays on the field was pretty telling in the final score.
Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu saw the injury on television and shared his remorse for the setback via his Twitter account. Blaylock saw that and responded in kind.
Praying for #8 from Georgia. Never wanna see that happen in a game, let alone one of the biggest games of your life. Shake back young fella. Be great!
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) December 7, 2019
Appreciate it man ! https://t.co/qQur003Dlw
— Dominick Blaylock (@domblaylock_1) December 8, 2019