Football can be a brutal and unfair game at times. Just this offseason, the Georgia Bulldogs have seen multiple injuries sustained to key players. Going through the injury is one tough facet, but how a player comes back from an injury can say a lot about their character.
Coming off a gruesome season-ending ankle injury against Florida last year, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint was fully cleared to resume football activities in July and is now preparing for a big role within the Bulldogs’ passing attack.
“During the time of the injury, I was told I would be out for at least four-to-six months,” said Rosemy-Jacksaint in a virtual press conference on Wednesday. “At the time it didn’t really hit me that it would be that long but after surgery it really hit me. The process has been long, a very tedious process, having to wake up every morning and getting treatment, just working the little things trying to get it back right. I feel like that process really helped me get into the right state of mind to prepare myself, not only prepare myself but my teammates.”
The Bulldogs will need Rosemy-Jacksaint to come prepared on Saturday night against Clemson. Jermaine Burton and Kearis Jackson are expected to be the biggest contributors at the receiver position but with injuries to Georgia Pickens and Dominic Blaylock, and the abscence of Arik Gilbert, there is a void to be filled.
Rosemy-Jacksaint has never gotten the opportunity to play in a game with quarterback JT Daniels. Daniels started his first game at quarterback two weeks after Rosemy-Jacksaint went down in the loss to the Gators. However, they have gotten plenty of chances to work together on the practice field.
“The chemistry has been great,” said Rosemy-Jacksaint. “Chemistry has been great. I believe we’ve really clicked on a great level. We’ve been working all off-season on our chemistry. Not only myself but other receivers, we’ve all been working together. We really feel like we have a chance to be able to perform. Go out there and do what we do and play Georgia Football.”
At 6-foot-2, 195 pounds Rosemy-Jacksaint possesses both the speed and physicality to play on the perimeter. It seemed like he was just finding his footing last season when he went down, so it will be interesting to see if he picks up right where he left off.
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