Sources have told DawgsCentral that Georgia wideout Arian Smith will need surgery after injuring his ankle while participating in a drill during Georgia’s practice on Thursday. Smith is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of UGA’s fall camp. Sources told Dawgs Central that UGA expects Smith to be back from his surgery early in the 2022 regular season, and he should return to action in 4-6 weeks barring any further setbacks.
The junior from Lakeland, FL was the #9 ranked wide-receiver in the 2020 class and is the fastest player on Georgia’s team. Wrist and meniscus injuries kept Smith our for over half of the 2020 season before a shin injury sidelined him for five games in 2021. He returned for two games and caught a 35-yard touchdown pass against Missouri before having his season ended by a broken right leg.
When Smith has been on the field he has been one of the most electric players in college football. He has been targeted 9 times for 5 receptions with 188 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 16 career receiving snaps. His speed makes Smith an electric deep threat who can take the top off of an opposing defense. The average depth of his career targets is 32.1 yards.
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