With Kirby Smart’s first Dawg Night underway, there figures to be a good amount of news coming out of one of the most important recruiting weekends of the year.
But the first big bit of news has nothing to do with any future Bulldogs. It has to do with Sony Michel’s forearm.
Michel, along with teammate Nick Chubb, were both helping out at the camp. Dawgnation’s Jeff Sentell snapped a picture of Michel in his forearm brace, following his injury that occurred over the in early July.
Sony Michel & Nick Chubb at Kirby camp. That might be the most talked-about forearm in GA this summer. pic.twitter.com/DfbwveV6PZ
— Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) July 15, 2016
Michel broke his forearm following an ATV accident and may not be available for the season opener against North Carolina in the Georgia Dome.
“So with Sony’s situation, there’s just a lot of unknown. How fast does he heel, how fast does the muscle repair itself?” Smart said at SEC Media Days. “I don’t think we’ll know availability until closer to the first or second scrimmages. We’ll know closer to then how long it will actually take.”
Michel rushed for 1,161 yards last season and eight touchdowns. He took over the starting running back role after Nick Chubb went down with a season ending knee injury against Tennessee. His status was also given an update by Smart at Media Days.
“The big thing with Nick is going to be full, live-contact tackling,” Smart said. “The psychological factor of taking the first hits and the tackling is going to be a big part of that.”