Kirby Smart announced that sophomore running back Branson Robinson ruptured his patellar tendon in Tuesday’s practice. He has been ruled out for the season.
“Tough, tough break for him,” Smart said.
Robinson was coming back from a toe injury on the other leg. He was performing a non-contact drill, but when he attempted to cut and plant his leg in the ground, he suffered the knee injury.
With the injury bug biting a lot of the Georgia’s running backs this off-season, there are questions on who will be available Week 1 against UT Martin.
“This puts us in a tough situation at back,” Smart said. “Kendall (Milton) is actually taking some more reps; he’s been able to do some things, but he’s still not 100%. Andrew (Paul) is getting a ton of reps. Rod Robinson is getting a ton of reps. Cash (Jones is getting a lot of work. So, it will be done by committee like it always has been here.”
Smart saw Branson Robinson try and fight back to get on the field this entire off-season and was devastated when he saw the injury.
“I hate it for Branson, because he had really worked hard, you know, at the end of the spring when he had the turf toe,” Smart added. “He had a great summer and looked really good in the days leading up to this injury.”
The biggest question marks for Georgia this season seem to all be on the offensive side of the ball. With Todd Monken (Ravens), Stetson Bennett (Rams), and Kenny McIntosh (Seahawks) all moving on the the NFL, the Bulldogs will have to find a way to fill the backfield and create explosive plays offensively.