Georgia WR Dominick Blaylock suffers torn ACL to previously injured knee
UPDATE — University of Georgia confirms injury, Aug. 27:
“University of Georgia sophomore wide receiver Dominick Blaylock suffered an injury to his left knee Wednesday during a non-contact drill. Surgery will be required and he will miss the 2020 season. A full recovery is expected.”
ATHENS — Georgia sophomore receiver Dominick Blaylock has suffered an ACL tear that will require surgery, according to a DawgNation source.
Blaylock had previously suffered a torn ACL to the same knee in the first quarter of the SEC Championship Game against LSU and underwent surgery in December.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart said on Aug. 16 that Blaylock was doing some “straight-line line running,” but that had not been completely cleared for fall drills.
“He is working out, he is coming off his ACL that occurred in the SEC Championship game, so he is not completely cleared yet, but he has worked really hard,” Smart said. “He has been able to do some straight-line running and some workout stuff.”
Blaylock, the third-leading returning receiver on the team, was expected to elevate to the No. 2 receiver role on the team this season in Todd Monken’s new offense with the Bulldogs.
Sophomore George Pickens is the leading returning receiver with 49 catches for 727 yards last season.
Senior Demetris Robertson (30 catches, 333 yards) is a former 5-star recruit many believe is ready to live up to his billing after being slowed by a hamstring last fall.
Blaylock had 18 catches for 310 yards last season and has been considered a rising star in the offense with his technique, footwork and strength.
Monken mentioned on his Tuesday Zoom call that Kearis Jackson had a strong fall camp, and freshman receiver Jermaine Burton has turned heads quickly.
Blaylock is the second Georgia receiver to suffer a knee injury this offseason.
Freshman Arian Smith underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last month to repair a torn menisicus.
Smith is expected back before the Sept. 26 season-opening game at Arkansas.
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