Kendall Milton suffers MCL injury in practice, expected to miss time

Georgia running back Kendall Milton (2) during the Bulldogs’ game with Auburn in Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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As has been the theme this season, Georgia continues to be hampered by the injury bug. This time it is Kendall Milton who has sustained an injury, as he injured his MCL in practice on Wednesday.

The injury is excepted to sideline Milton for multiple weeks. Milton was set to speak to the media on Wednesday but did not, and the injury would explain why that was the case. Jake Rowe of Dawgs247 was the first to report the news.

Milton missed the Vanderbilt game earlier this year with a shoulder injury. He also suffered an MCL injury in last season’s loss to Florida. Last season, Milton missed Georgia’s final three regular-season games but was able to return for the bowl game against Cincinnati.

This is now the second running back injury that Georgia is dealing with at the moment, as Kenny McIntosh has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.

“Still nursing a hamstring, and hoping to get him back, but he’s not cleared yet today,” Smart said of McIntosh.

Without Milton, expect Georgia to lean on Zamir White, James Cook and Daijun Edwards more. White and Cook have been the top two ball carriers this year for Georgia.

Milton has Georgia’s longest run of the season, as he ripped off a 35-yard run in the win over Kentucky on Saturday. He also made a key fumble recovery in the win.

“He did a great job of that,” Smart said. “He was really good today, did a good job, he always does.”

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