The Georgia Bulldogs are expected to be one of the best SEC teams next season and compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
However, their offense is going to take a considerable hit after receiving horrible injury news on the team's budding star wideout George Pickens.
George Pickens Injury News
It has been reported that Pickens tore his ACL and will almost certainly not be able to be ready to go by the start of the next season. He is the team's No. 1 receiving threat and would possibly be able to rejoin the team out on the field in December or January in the best case scenario.
Pickens showed an instant connection with starting quarterback JT Daniels as the two connected on at least one touchdown pass in three of the last four games of the season. Overall, he hauled in 36 receptions for 513 yards (14.3 yards per reception) and 6 touchdowns in 8 games played during his sophomore season.
While his injury is significant, Pickens is said to have no other structural damage in his knee. That is some good news as he will work to rehab his ACL. Playing without him will be adjustment, but Georgia has built a deep receiving core for this exact reason and is bringing back the team's top seven pass-catchers from 2020.
This will be a tough pill to swallow for Georgia fans, but it isn't the end of the world. Hopefully we are able to see Pickens back on the field making plays by the end of next football season. The Bulldogs open the 2021 season against Clemson on Sept. 4, and FanDuel Sportsbook's odds still have them ranked third in the nation, at +450, to win the National Championship.
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