Michael Bennett, the fifth-ranked Bulldogs' leading receiver, tore up his right knee in practice and is out for the year, coach Mark Richt announced Wednesday.
Bennett injured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) toward the end of Tuesday's practice. He will undergo reconstructive surgery, though no date has been set.
The third-year sophomore leads Georgia (5-0, 3-0 SEC) with 24 catches for 345 yards and four touchdowns. Though he wasn't heavily recruited out of high school, Bennett had developed into one of Aaron Murray's favorite targets.
Bennett was Aaron Murray’s “go to” guy at wideout. He was money on every crucial ball thrown his way. But if there’s one position on the Bulldog team that has plenty of depth, it’s wide receiver.
Despite the tangible angst seen on UGA message boards and twitter feeds today, the pups should be fine.