Sony Michel Injury: Updates on Georgia Star's Shoulder and Return

Kyle Vassalo@VassaloBRFeatured ColumnistSeptember 27, 2014

DUPLICATE***Georgia running back Sony Michel (1) gets past Troy defensive back Montres Kitchens (1) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Freshman running back Sony Michel is a vital part of the Georgia Bulldogs' talented backfield, but the first-year runner hasn't played since leaving the game on Sept. 27 against Tennessee with a shoulder injury.

Latest Updates from Tuesday, Oct. 28

Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph has the latest on Michel's recovery:

Original Article from Saturday, Sept. 27

Georgia's Sony Michel exited the game vs. Tennessee with an injury to his left shoulder. Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph provides injury details and comments from head coach Mark Richt:

Freshman Sony Michel suffered a shoulder injury during the first half, and early indications were it would keep him out more than just a week. A source said it looked like it could be a month or more. 

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“We’ll find out more about (it) later on,” head coach Mark Richt said. “We don’t really know about him.”

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“He’s been special teams captain for that very reason. I mean if he’s not able to come back it hurts for sure,” Richt said.

Chip Towers of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution initially provided details on the news:

Edward Aschoff of ESPN later indicated Michel would not be returning to the game:

Michel ended with 17 yards on three carries. Georgia will need to lean heavily on Heisman contender Todd Gurley to fend off the Volunteers, who trailed by just four points at the half.

Updates from Sunday, Sept. 28

Mark Richt commented on Sony Michel's status on Sunday, via Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph:

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