Georgia All-American tight end Brock Bowers is arguably the single-best player in all of college football.
Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs got very discouraging news when they found out that Bowers needed to undergo surgery on his injured left ankle.
While they anticipate a full recovery, the precise timeline for his return remains uncertain.
Bowers is slated to undergo a specialized procedure known as TightRope surgery, a technique that utilizes surgical thread in lieu of traditional metal screws to expedite the recovery process.
Typically, recuperation from this type of surgical intervention spans a period of four to six weeks.
Georgia tight end Brock Bowers has already won two national titles and will be a top ten pick this spring. If you were his dad or mom would you advise him to come back and play or rehab his ankle and be 100% for the combine? pic.twitter.com/BJOLwrasxI
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 17, 2023
Notably, Bowers becomes the third player from Georgia to undergo this surgery in the current season.
The others include starting right tackle Amarius Mims, who underwent the procedure following a high ankle sprain in mid-September and is yet to resume field activities, and tight end Lawson Luckie, who underwent the surgery in mid-August and recently made his return to the field.
Brock Bowers is the best player in college football and it isn’t particularly close.
— Aaron Leicht (@aaronleicht) October 2, 2023
The junior superstar from Napa, California, was assisted off the field by trainers with 7:24 remaining in the second quarter during Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt.
Following an examination in the medical tent, he was escorted to the locker room for X-rays.
— Wiz (@DaWiz_FFB) October 8, 2023
Prior to the injury, Bowers was on-pace to set some pretty impressive records…
Stat of the day:
At Brock Bowers' current pace, he will:
– Have 2nd most career receiving yards at UGA
– Break the single-season UGA rec. yard record
– Break the single-season UGA reception record
– Finish with the most career rec. yards by a TE in CFB history. In just 3 years. pic.twitter.com/6EinAcFJwI
— Jonathan Williams (@Dr_JWill) October 2, 2023
Despite the setback caused by Bowers’ injury, the Bulldogs are still considered the favorites to win the national championship – which of course would amazingly be their third straight title.
Their schedule isn’t the toughest going forward … However, knowing how important Bowers is, if he’s not able to make it back 100% (or close to it), are the Bulldogs in trouble???