The Georgia secondary took another unfortunate hit Friday, as the school announced that freshman cornerback Paris Bostick underwent surgery to repair an injured left toe and will miss the 2013 season.
The Bulldogs called the injury a chronic left great toe injury, which he sustained while in high school at Tampa Plant.
In the short release, UGA confirmed that Bostick would take a medical redshirt for the 2013 season but is expected to make a full recovery.
#UGA freshman S Paris Bostick will take medical redshirt this season, per school. Had surgery to repair a toe injury from high school.— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) June 28, 2013
Bostick—a 247Sports composite 3-star from the class of 2013—had been enrolled at UGA since early June and was expected to provide depth to a Bulldog secondary that has already been depleted by injury and suspension this offseason.
Reggie Wilkerson, a 247Sports composite 4-star corner also from UGA's 2013 class, enrolled in Athens in January and showed much promise through spring practice until his injury.
The Citra, Fla., native had even worked his way into the team's two-deep depth chart and started in Georgia's G-Day spring game, as reported by Seth Emerson of Macon.com in April.
However, in mid-June, the promising freshman suffered a torn ACL and meniscus while participating in a voluntary drill, requiring two separate surgeries, as reported by Weiszer.
Like Bostick, Wilkerson will take a medical redshirt while recovering during the 2013 season.
Additionally, the Bulldogs will be without another talented young corner, at least for the season opener against Clemson.
In May, head coach Mark Richt suspended sophomore cornerback Josh Harvey-Clemons for one game following an incident in a dorm room involving the use of marijuana, as reported by Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
According to a police report obtained by the AJC, Harvey-Clemons and sophomore tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith admitted to police that they had smoked marijuana in their dorm.
The police had no physical evidence to charge either with marijuana possession, so the incident was turned over to UGA's office of student conduct.
With all that has gone on with the UGA secondary this offseason, the Bulldogs are surely hoping for a speedy and successful recovery from both Wilkerson and Bostick.