Georgia tight end Brock Bowers' absence following ankle injury versus Vanderbilt
Georgia tight end Brock Bowers suffers ankle injury during game against Vanderbilt but X-rays are negative. He is expected to recover.
In a recent game against Vanderbilt, Georgia tight end Brock Bowers suffered an injury in the second quarter that prevented him from returning to the field. The injury occurred when Bowers was tackled by a defender, causing his left ankle to roll.
Despite the pain, Bowers attempted to get up on his own but ended up slamming his fist on the turf. Eventually, he managed to limp off the field and seek medical attention in the team's medical tent on the sideline. From there, he made his way to the locker room at FirstBank Stadium.
During a halftime interview with CBS, Georgia coach Kirby Smart provided an update on Bowers' condition. Smart mentioned that Bowers had a "low-ankle" sprain but remained in good spirits.
"He was in good spirits," Smart stated as he left the field at halftime, with Georgia leading 24-7. "He's dealing with a minor ankle sprain on the bottom part of his foot, but he believes he'll recover quickly. They'll be conducting X-rays to ensure everything is okay."
Fortunately, the X-rays came back negative, providing some relief for both Bowers and the team.
Prior to the injury, Bowers had made a significant impact in the game, with four catches for 22 yards and two runs for 11 yards. Ultimately, the Bulldogs secured a 37-20 victory.
Bowers, a junior, has been a standout player this season, accumulating 41 receptions for 567 yards and four touchdowns. He has also contributed with one rushing touchdown.
Throughout his career, Bowers has showcased his talent, amassing an impressive 170 receptions for 2,391 yards and 24 touchdowns. As a freshman, he recorded 882 yards and 13 touchdown receptions, followed by 942 yards and seven TD receptions as a sophomore.
Looking ahead, Georgia has a week off before facing their rival Florida in Jacksonville. Following that, they will host No. 25 Missouri in their next game.