Georgia injury report: Preseason All-American set for surgery, Kirby Smart shares Mykel Williams’ injury
ATHENS — Mykel Williams, arguably Georgia’s fastest rising defensive star, will be sidelined the remainder of spring drills as a result of an ongoing foot injury.
Williams, a 2022 Freshman All-American and 2023 preseason All-American, has consulted with his family and Ron Courson (executive AD, sports medicine) and will undergo foot surgery with plans to begin running again in June.
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“He had a continuation of a small sesamoid bone,” Smart said at a press conference following the Bulldogs’ first scrimmage on Saturday.
“Ron felt like if he couldn’t handle it with maintenance, meaning treatment and getting better recovery, that we would have the possibility of (surgery), so we decided to do that.”
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Smart said the injury has been bothering Williams, who led Georgia with 4 1/2 sacks and tied Jalen Carter for team honors with 31 QB hurries.
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“It’s something that’s been nagging him,” Smart said. “We wanted to clean it up for him and get him healthy.”
Smart confirmed DawgNation reports that both Kendall Milton and Daijun Edwards have been dealing with hamstring injuries, declaring Milton out for spring while maintaining hopes Edwards can return for the final six practices of spring drills.
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Georgia injury report
WR Rara Thomas (knee), probable
WR Anthony Evans (ankle), questionable
RB Daijun Edwards (hamstring), questionable
RB Andrew Paul (knee), out
RB Kendall Milton (hamstring), out
DE Mykel Williams (foot), out
OLB Marvin Jones (shoulder), out
OLB Jalon Walker (shoulder), out
FS Dan Jackson (foot), out
TE Pearce Spurlin (collarbone), out
OL Josh Miller (shoulder), out