Posted September 01, 2013

Georgia WR Malcolm Mitchell has torn ACL, will miss rest of season

Georgia Bulldogs, Mark Richt
Georgia's bad weekend continued with the news that receiver Malcolm Mitchell will not play this season. [Scott Cunningham/Getty Images]

Georgia received the bad news that Malcolm Mitchell will not play this season. [Scott Cunningham/Getty Images]

The game wasn’t the only thing Georgia lost against Clemson on Saturday. The Bulldogs also were without Malcolm Mitchell for most of the evening after he was injured celebrating running back Todd Gurley’s first touchdown. And that celebration was even more costly: Mitchell will be out for the season after tearing his ACL, according to Head Coach Mark Richt.

Georgia had high hopes entering the season as a darkhorse BCS contender, but Saturday set the Dawgs back significantly. Mitchell has 85 career receptions and entered the season as one of quarterback Aaron Murray’s more reliable returning targets. Fluke injuries happen to every team (just look at what Virginia Tech has had to do already), but you hate to see a kid hurt celebrating a big play by his teammate.

8 comments
LeilaniHernandez
LeilaniHernandez

he is from georgia, the land of idiots. nothing new here. move on.

Mike The Tiger
Mike The Tiger

Maybe the celebrations should wait till after a game is over?  You know, after you have actually won the game? He got hurt and it wasn't even his touchdown.  Just a little stupid and what a waste.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Nice to see homies dancing it up acting so cool. Don't feel for him at ALL

JGLewis27
JGLewis27

@chuckycrater didn't some guy on Ohio State get hurt in the National Championship game against Florida doing something similar?

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

@WHO*IS*ESPN Do you wake up everyday and decide to post at least one mindless comment on every single sports story? Are you really that upset that you can't troll espn message boards anymore? GET OVER IT