Georgia star tight end Brock Bowers sustained a sprained left ankle during the second quarter of the top-ranked Bulldogs’ 37-20 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said afterward that X-rays on Bowers’ ankle were negative and he is scheduled for an MRI on Sunday.
Bowers was injured on a designed run after his leg was twisted awkwardly on a tackle by Vanderbilt safety Savion Riley. He limped off the field and into the medical tent.
Smart spoke briefly to Bowers following the injury.
“He was good. He was in good spirits,” Smart said on the CBS broadcast. “He’s got a little bit of an ankle sprain at the bottom part of his foot, but he thinks he’ll be fine. They’re gonna go X-ray it and check it out.”
The Mackey Award winner as the nation’s top end last season, Bowers had four catches for 22 yards and two rushes for 11 yards prior to leaving the game. He entered the day with 37 catches for a team-leading 545 yards and four touchdowns.
–Field Level Media