Report: DE Ledbetter Receiving Treatment On Nagging Injury, Should Play vs SC

Report: DE Ledbetter Receiving Treatment On Nagging Injury, Should Play vs SC

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Report: DE Ledbetter Receiving Treatment On Nagging Injury, Should Play vs SC

Defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter missed practice earlier this week, and it was widely reported that this was due to the senior defensive end having tweaked his ankle. Thus, it was assumed that his return to practice marked the end of a minor injury. The reality of the situation could be slightly more concerning.

Radio personality Logan Booker of 960 The Ref and WGAU, reported this morning that Ledbetter actually aggravated a nagging achilles injury, and this is was what caused him to miss practice. This is an injury that Ledbetter played through all of last season, as well.

What does this mean for Georgia’s defensive line?

Well, in the short term, it appears that all is well. Ledbetter has been named a captain for this weekend’s showdown in South Carolina, all but confirming that the senior star will be ready to go.

Ledbetter is an important player for Georgia this year. As a senior leader for UGA’s defense, he will be a guy that young players look to for leadership when things get dicey. Last year, despite his achilles ailment, he recorded 38 tackles along with 5 and a half tackles for loss and 2 and a half sacks, proving his great ability as a defensive end.

Achilles injuries are known to be tricky, however, and Ledbetter will certainly help his future NFL Draft potential by playing it safe with this nagging injury throughout the year. It is something to keep an eye on.

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