Key recruit Tramel Terry tears ACL

semerson@macon.comDecember 17, 2012 

ATHENS - One of Georgia's top recruits, who had a chance to play right away, has suffered an injury setback.

Receiver Tramel Terry of Goose Creek, S.C., confirmed via his Twitter account on Monday that he tore his ACL in Saturday's Shrine Bowl All-Star Game. Terry tweeted that he would get surgery in Athens this week.

Terry was hurt on the opening kickoff of the Shrine Bowl, which matches the top players from North and South Carolina.

Terry planned to enroll for the spring semester at Georgia, which he still may do. But the surgery would definitely prevent him from going through spring practice, and it makes taking a redshirt year very likely. That is a setback not only for Terry but the Bulldogs, who graduate two starting receivers (Marlon Brown and Tavarres King), and could use the depth.

During the course of this season, Georgia lost Brown and sophomore Michael Bennett to season-ending knee injuries. Bennett, who was hurt in practice in October, said recently he expects to be fully healthy by preseason practice for the 2013 season.

The Bulldogs are also set to have Malcolm Mitchell, Chris Conley, Rantavious Wooten, all of whom were members of the regular rotation this year. Justin Scott-Wesley, Rhett McGowan and several other recruits will also figure into the mix.

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