Update: June 14, 4:12 p.m. ET
Wilkerson had a successful surgery to repair his meniscus in his right knee, according to the Georgia Bulldogs website. He is expected to make a full recovery but will have another surgery at a later date to reconstruct his ACL.
According to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Ron Courson, Wilkerson will be medically redshirted this season and will have four years of eligibility remaining.
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Georgia just cannot avoid the injury bug, and this time it is really going to sting.
Y'all pray for @ReggieWilkerson as he goes into ACL surgery tomorrow. You gonna come back stronger than ever my man!— Michael Bennett (@MBennett_82) June 14, 2013
Wilkerson later took to his Twitter account to confirm that he will be sidelined this upcoming season with a nasty injury.
Minor setback for a major comeback. #RG3 type ish.— Wilk_Time (@ReggieWilkerson) June 13, 2013
Although only a freshman, Wilkerson was expected to play an immediate role for the Bulldogs defense. The defense that lost eight starters was hit hard particularly in the secondary, which only returns one.
The depth took an even bigger hit when safety
#UGA freshman CB Reggie Wilkerson came enrolled in January at 169 pounds. By the end of February he was pushing 181. Had a great spring too.— Radi Nabulsi ESPN (@RadiNabulsi) June 14, 2013