Kirby Smart updates status of Trent Thompson at UGA
ATHENS — As expected, Trent Thompson is set to re-enroll in classes this summer at UGA, coach Kirby Smart confirmed.
“He’ll be back in summer school,” Smart said on Monday.
Thompson withdrew from classes in February to deal with an unspecified medical issue, which followed an incident when he had to be treated at the hospital. But he remained in Athens and around the team, and in March it was apparent that his chances of returning to the team were good.
Summer school classes begin at Georgia on June 5. Thompson is not enrolled in “Maymester” classes, but Smart said very few of his players are.
Thompson is on track to return for the start of preseason practice in August, as well as perhaps summer workouts. Thompson has been dealing with a shoulder injury as well.
“Trenton’s done a great job of rehabbing. His shoulder is much better,” Smart said. “He’s been able to move a lot better than he was before. Medically he’s done real well. He in there [in Athens] in May.”
A rising junior, Thompson is expected to start at defensive tackle and be one of the top players on Georgia’s defense. Last year, Thompson tied for the team lead with 5 sacks and was third with 56 tackles.