Coach Smart Talks Bowers Recovery, Other Injured Dawgs

Georgia Football head coach Kirby Smart cleared the air about injuries to key members of his team

He updated the press Tuesday afternoon about those injuries, with the most interest clearly on the team’s star tight end, Brock Bowers, who suffered a high-ankle sprain on last Saturday’s game and had surgery Monday to correct it. It was reported that Bowers could be out of action for four to six weeks for recovery.

Coach Smart said Bowers himself wanted to have the surgery done as soon as possible. He said that Bowers was a “warrior” with a positive attitude and would handle the situation “the right way.”

Smart would not offer up an exact date on when he believed Bowers would be ready to return this season.

“I’m not going to speculate,” he said.

Other team members with injuries, Kendal Minton (MCL) and Amarius Mims (ankle), are also working towards recovery, according to Smart. He said Minton was working out with the team on Tuesday. Mims is “working his way back,” doing running and weight conditioning to prepare to return to the field, possibly as soon as the Florida Gators game on Oct. 28.

Xavier Truss, who like Bowers suffered an ankle injury, did not practice Tuesday, but Coach Smart says he is likely to be ready for action next Monday.