KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Georgia junior defensive lineman Trenton Thompson left the game Saturday at Tennessee with an injury to his right knee and did not return.
The nature and severity of the injury was not immediately known, and coach Kirby Smart did not have many details after Georgia’s 41-0 win.
“We’ll know [Sunday],” Smart said. “We don’t know a lot.”
Thompson left in the second quarter after making 2 tackles. He was not seen on Georgia’s sideline as the second half began.
Thompson entered the season as one of Georgia’s top defensive players, coming off a sophomore season in which he tallied 56 tackles. He was named the defensive MVP of the Liberty Bowl, when he had 3 sacks.
Though it would hurt to not have Thompson, the Bulldogs have depth on the defensive line. Thompson didn’t start in the win over Mississippi State last week. Sophomore Tyler Clark got the start over Thompson.
In the midst of another shutdown performance, Georgia’s defense got dinged up a bit. Senior outside linebacker Davin Bellamy left the game briefly in the second half but returned after having his left hand wrapped.