Georgia Offensive Lineman Out With Broken Leg

Georgia Offensive Lineman Out With Broken Leg

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Georgia Offensive Lineman Out With Broken Leg


Georgia starting right guard Ben Cleveland hobbled off the field during yesterday’s Missouri game with an apparent leg injury and now it’s being reported the redshirt sophomore fractured his fibula.

In his postgame press conference, Georgia coach Kirby Smart initially said Cleveland had a “lower extremity” injury. The fracture will not require surgery or a cast but it will sideline Big Ben for approximately four weeks.

The Stephens County High (Ga.) product has started each game this season after taking over the position late in the 2017 season. Cleveland was the No. 10 prep offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 12 overall Peach State prospect.

Sophomore Justin Shaffer replaced Cleveland and will most likely get the start on Saturday. Shaffer played in eight games as a true freshman and has seen action in each game this season. Georgia also signed the No. 1 and No. 3 offensive guards in the country in the 2018 class in Jamaree Salyer and Trey Hill.

Georgia hosts Tennessee in the Dawgs’ SEC home opener on Saturday. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. ET and the game will be nationally televised by CBS.

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