Star Georgia WR George Pickens Suffers Torn ACL

Georgia could be without its top weapon for the 2021 season after star WR George Pickens suffered a torn ACL in practice on Tuesday.

“The good news is that the MRI showed it to be an isolated injury with no other structures involved,” head coach Kirby Smart said. “George is a hard worker. I know he will bring the same work ethic to rehab that he shows in practice every day.”

The school didn’t provide a timeline for his surgery, but said Pickens has already begun going through pre-operation rehabilitation.

247Sports breaks down Pickens’ impact:

The 6-foot-3 200-pound pass catcher was Georgia’s leading receiver as a freshman, hauling in 49 passes for 727 yards and eight touchdowns. He played in eight of 10 games in 2020 and finished second on the team in receiving yardage by one yard. He caught 36 passes for 513 yards and six scores. He did that thanks to a late-season surge after JT Daniels was inserted as the starting quarterback.


Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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