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Georgia Bulldogs Running Back Kenny McIntosh Injured on 1st Day of Full Pads

March 21, 2021
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ATHENS - Georgia Bulldogs running back Kenny McIntosh‍ is in danger of missing out on the rest of spring practice after suffering an elbow injury during Saturday’s action.

McIntosh posted a photo of himself wearing a sling on his Instagram story on Sunday morning and then reposted a post that indicates he dislocated his left elbow and will miss around 4-6 weeks. 

If that timetable is true, then McIntosh will likely miss the remainder of spring drills and G-Day, which is scheduled for April 17. At this time, McIntosh’s injury does not require any sort of surgery, and the timetable for return is not too significant. 

The rising junior from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida rushed for 251 yards and a touchdown on 47 carries during the 2020 season. He was second in rushing attempts behind leading rusher Zamir White. 

This is not the first time that McIntosh has been injured in his Georgia career. A sprained knee held him out of two contests in 2020. 

This is not catastrophic as Georgia’s backfield is loaded with talent, so McIntosh’s brief absence should not have much of an impact, if any, on the upcoming campaign. White and James Cook are ahead of him on the depth chart, and Kendall Milton’s development is a major threat to McIntosh’s time on the field. 

Even with that, McIntosh has proven that he is very capable as a receiver out of the backfield- something that only he and Cook have shown real promise in. Last season, he hauled in 10 catches and accumulated 111 receiving yards. His receiving numbers were second only to Cook out of all of the running backs on the roster. 

Again, the backfield is rather crowded, but that is a good problem for Georgia to have. With a plethora of capable running backs, Kirby Smart moved freshman Lovasea Carroll to the secondary because that position is in need. 

Daijun Edwards and Milton will presumably benefit off of McIntosh’s absence and get more looks during spring drills and G-Day.


 

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