DawgsCentral has learned that UGA RB Daijun Edwards suffered an MCL sprain to his knee in a recent practice.
Sources are hopeful that Edwards can be ready for UGA’s opening game against UT-Martin on September 2nd, but the senior from Norman Park has not been participating in drills so far this week.
Edwards was Georgia’s second leading rusher last year with 797 yards on 140 carries.
To put it mildly, UGA’s running back room has had a bad run of injury luck lately.
Senior Kendall Milton injured his hamstring early in camp and his status for the opener is uncertain. He did not participate in Georgia’s most recent scrimmage. Milton was Georgia’s third leading rusher last season with 592 yards on 85 carries.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kirby Smart announced that sophomore RB Branson Robinson is out for the season with a ruptured patellar tendon. Robinson flashed on multiple occasions in 2022 and was getting closer to working his way back from a foot injury that happened late in spring practice.
The big question for Georgia is who will see the ball if Edwards is not ready to go for UGA’s opening game. Redshirt freshman Andrew Paul and true freshman Roderick Robinson could be pressed into action early. Paul is just over a year removed from ACL surgery but was cutting and taking contact in a recent video released by the Georgia program.
UGA also has walk-on’s Cash Jones and Sevaughn Clark on the roster. Jones had a 36-yard TD run late in Georgia’s win over Vanderbilt. Clark is a senior from Dawsonville, GA and had 35 yards on 5 carries in UGA’s 65-7 win over TCU in the CFP National Championship.