Georgia TE Lynch supporting injured friends Murray, Mettenberger

Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch knew his good friend and former Georgia teammate Zach Mettenberger was “down in the dumps” after the LSU quarterback’s season ended with a knee injury.

So he made good on a promise to visit Mettenberger when Lynch and Georgia offensive lineman Hunter Long went to LSU last week.

Mettenberger and LSU put on quite a battle against Georgia and Aaron Murray in a 44-41 Bulldogs win in September in Athens.

Now Murray and Mettenberger’s college careers are both over.

Murray said last week he spoke to Mettenberger, the Oconee County High product, on the phone.

“They both found similar success their senior year at a major Division I SEC program,” Lynch said. “For a while both in the national title hunt, and arguably I guess Heisman contenders for the first half of the season and then within six days of the last games in their (regular) seasons, they tear ACLs. It’s almost like a horror film or a really good film that has a horrific ending. They’re both strong kids, both obviously are still going to have success in the NFL. It’s just a matter of where they end up.”

Lynch said he may end up training for the draft at the same location with Mettenberger, who could rehab in Baton Rouge, La., until late January and then continue at the training site.

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