- Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:01
- Author: Logan Booker
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In an email sent out by UGA late Tuesday night, it was announced that both UGA wide receivers Michael Bennett and Justin Scott-Wesley underwent surgery yesterday. While the prognosis on Scott-Wesley was already known going into surgery, there may be better news regarding Bennett.
The email stated that Bennett had a right knee menisectomy performed by team physicians at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. He is expected to return to the team at some point this season following completion of a rehab program, according to UGA Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Ron Courson.
According to WebMD.com, surgery of this nature usually requires two weeks of recommended immobilization before two weeks of limited motion leads into rehab. Typically, activities such as running are not recommended until six weeks after surgery.
That said, Bennett will surely be given the most optimal rehab treatment by some of the best in the business in the UGA Sports Medicine department. In all likelihood, a return by Bennett should not be expected until the tail end of the season, or possibly even a bowl game.
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Scott-Wesley, who we already knew had suffered a torn ACL, underwent surgery as well, but not yet for the ACL. The email stated that underwent surgery Tuesday at St. Mary’s Hospital to repair an injury to both menisci in his right knee. He will have ACL reconstruction at a later date which is still to be determined. A full recovery is anticipated and he should be able to return to football without limitations with the start of 2014 fall practice, according to Courson.
Much like Michael Bennett this past spring, who tore his ACL about this time last season, Scott-Wesley is not expected to participate in spring practice in 2014.
The email also had a mention of running back Keith Marshall, who also tore his ACL during the vitory at Tennessee, but it was only to announce that his surgery will be performed sometime over the next three weeks. Like Scott-Wesley, he is not expected to participate in Spring Practice, but is speculated to be at full strength come 2014 fall practice.
Please join Bulldawg Illustrated in wishing all of these young men the best in what will be a long, difficult road to a full recovery. Their support group is not in the tens or the hundreds, but in the millions. We look forward to seeing all of them open the 2014 season in Sanford Stadium as we get our revenge on Clemson!