Has The Injury Bug Come Back to Georgia?

Brennen SCorrespondent IJuly 9, 2009

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 19: Offensive lineman Max Jean-Gilles #74 and Russ Tanner #50 of the Georgia Bulldogs wait for the signal from quarterback D.J. Shockley #3 against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium on November 19, 2005 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Georgiadogs.com recently announced that left guard Tanner Strickland will miss the 2009-10 football season with an injury to his right shoulder that occurred during offseason workouts.

A redshirt sophomore, Strickland made appearances on special teams and as a backup lineman in 13 games last season.

Strickland was the projected starter at left guard for this upcoming season. Junior Chris Davis will now become the favorite for the starting position.

The injury-riddled offensive line from last season came into its own as the season progressed, and it is now considered to be the strength of a rebuilding Georgia team.

Let us hope that this not a sign for things to come throughout the rest of the offseason. Injuries plagued the team a year ago and things are beginning to look up as key players begin to get healthy again.

Luckily there is depth at the lineman position so the Dawgs may be able to afford this one loss.

Hopefully, the injury bug has not come back a second consecutive season for the Dawgs.