Georgia will be getting a key player back at full speed in time for fall camp.
Speaking at SEC Media Days on Tuesday, Georgia coach Kirby Smart said defensive tackle Trenton Thompson will be ready to go after an offseason that included rehabbing a shoulder injury and withdrawing from spring classes in February to deal with an unspecified medical issue.
Thompson will be a big part of a Bulldogs defense that returns 10 starters from last season. In 2016, Georgia finished No. 16 in the nation in total defense, allowing 327.5 yards per game. The Bulldogs allowed 24 points per game, good for 35th overall.
As a sophomore in 2016, Thompson recorded 56 total tackles, including 9.5 for a loss, and 5 sacks.