Malcolm Mitchell lasted less than one practice this spring.
The Georgia senior wide receiver suffered an injury to his left leg in Tuesday‚Äôs practice and will be withheld for the rest of the spring.
Mitchell, from Valdosta, sustained a torn ACL in his right knee in the opener against Clemson last season when celebrating a touchdown run by Todd Gurley.
‚ÄúThe good news is we think he‚Äôll be ready by the summertime to be working and be 100 percent by the time camp starts,‚Äù coach Mark Richt said after Saturday‚Äôs third practice of the spring. ‚ÄúA lot of times the big question is that going to happen or not? We don‚Äôt think it will cost him the season at all or even any camp for that matter.‚Äù
Mitchell had started limited practice work this week, doing non-contact drills when the team was doing fundamental work.
Georgia senior associate athletic director and director of sports medicine Ron Courson said in a Georgia release that Mitchell is still expected to have a full recovery by August preseason practices. The injury was described as just a leg injury.
‚ÄúYeah, we‚Äôre trying to keep it vague,‚Äù Richt said.
Mitchell has 85 catches for 1,237 yards and eight touchdowns in his college career.
Mitchell dealt with injuries even before the ACL injury.
He missed the G-Day spring game last spring after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, missed the 2012 opener with a sprained ankle and missed three games in 2011 due to a hamstring injury.
‚ÄúHe can go from zero to 60 faster than most human beings,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúBecause of that sometimes it puts pressure on your muscles and your joints and all that kind of thing. I think that‚Äôs part of it. He‚Äôs a strong, strong guy.‚Äù