PASADENA, Calif. — Georgia suddenly made ample use of its tight ends in the Rose Bowl, and promptly lost him to an injury.
Sophomore Charlie Woerner was on crutches when he left the Georgia locker room after its 54-48 win in double-overtime over Oklahoma. Woerner did not respond when a reporter asked how he was doing.
Woerner had three catches for 21 yards in the Rose Bowl, all in the first half. It wasn’t clear when he got hurt.
Head coach Kirby Smart was not asked about Woerner’s status after the game.
If Woerner isn’t able to play in the national championship game, Georgia does still have plenty of options at tight end. Sophomore Isaac Nauta, senior Jeb Blazevich and junior Jackson Harris have all seen considerable snaps this year, though they haven’t been targeted as much with passes.
Woerner and Nauta are tied for the most catches by tight ends this season, with nine. Nauta leads the tight ends with 114 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Blazevich has two catches for 19 yards and Harris has two catches for 12 yards.