DawgsCentral has learned that Georgia defensive lineman Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins underwent foot surgery this week.
The redshirt sophomore from Gaffney, SC was limited throughout fall camp due to a foot injury. It was decided that Ingram-Dawkins would have surgery on his foot this week after playing 10 snaps in UGA’s opener against UT-Martin. A timetable for his return is not currently known.
Many expected Ingram-Dawkins to see increased playing time for Georgia this season after he played over 200 snaps for the Bulldogs in 2022.
Ingram-Dawkins was the consensus #1 ranked recruit in the state of South Carolina in the 2021 cycle. At 6’5” and 280 pounds, Ingram-Dawkins possesses the size and athleticism to play multiple positions on the defensive line. Georgia used him as both a defensive end and defensive tackle at times last season.
The exact ways Georgia will deal with the absence of Ingram-Dawkins are unknown. Against UT-Martin, Ingram-Dawkins played most of his snaps as UGA’s right defensive end. Freshman Gabe Harris, senior Tramel Walthour, freshman Damon Wilson and returning starter Mykel Williams were among the linemen who also lined up in that spot in different defensive packages against the Skyhawks.
Ingram-Dawkins is the latest Bulldog to suffer a foot injury that will cause him to miss time. Tate Ratledge suffered a season ending foot injury on the first series of the season against Clemson in 2021. Safety Dan Jackson was lost for the rest of the 2022 season after suffering a stress fracture to his foot in October of 2022. DE Mykel Williams and LB Smael Mondon had foot injuries in spring practice that they were still working their way back from during fall camp. WR Jackson Meeks missed last week’s game with a foot injury he suffered during fall camp. Starting CB Kamari Lassiter also missed some of Georgia’s fall camp due to a sprained foot.
Ingram-Dawkins recorded 10 tackles for Georgia in 2022 with 1.5 tackles for a loss. His fumble recovery in Georgia’s game against Tennessee aided the Bulldogs in their 27-13 victory over the then #1 ranked Vols.