Georgia forward Trey Thompkins ‚Äî the Southeastern Conference‚Äôs preseason player of the year ‚Äî will miss at least two weeks with a high ankle sprain.
He could be out as few as two weeks or as many as six weeks, which will knock him out of Thursday‚Äôs exhibition game against Augusta State as well as the regular-season debut against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 12.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a pretty significant injury,‚Äù Georgia coach Mark Fox said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a high-ankle sprain, which is the worst kind. It‚Äôs fairly severe and it couldn‚Äôt happen at a worst time for him and our team. But injuries are a part of the game and we‚Äôre going to have to rally the troops and adjust.‚Äù
Thompkins, a 6-foot-10 senior forward, was Georgia‚Äôs leading scorer (17.7 points per game) and rebounder (8.3) last season. He was a first-team all-SEC pick last season.