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It looks like Georgia could be without the services of cornerback Reggie Wilkerson for a while.
Wilkerson, a freshman early enrollee expected to play a major role on Georgia’ defense this fall, apparently suffered a significant knee injury.
Though details of the injury have not been addressed officially, Wilkerson confirmed the injury on Twitter.
“Minor setback for a major comeback. #RG3 type-ish,” Wilkerson tweeted, referencing injured Washington Redskin quarterback Robert Griffin III, who tore his ACL and LCL last December.
Teammate Michael Bennett also posted on Twitter that Wilkerson was having ACL surgery on Friday.
“Y’all pray for @ReggieWilkerson as he goes into ACL surgery tomorrow,” the junior wide receiver tweeted Thursday evening. “You gonna come back stronger than ever my man!”
Wilkerson (5-11, 171), a 4-star recruit from Ocala (Fla.) North Marion, earned praise from teammates this spring, and worked with the No. 1 unit after Sheldon Dawson went down with a hamstring injury.
With sophomore Josh Harvey-Clemons suspended for the season-opener against Clemson, Wilkerson was a prime candidate to start at nickel-back.
In the G-Day spring game, Wilkerson had three tackles, including a 10-yard, down-by-contact sack of Aaron Murray. He made three tackles and an interception in Georgia’s second scrimmage.
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