UGA LB Roquan Smith to miss spring practice after surgery

Spring practices are probably the most important if you want to show that you have what it takes to be a starter on a college football team. One Georgia linebacker won’t have that luxury this year and will have to work for a starting job from behind.

Rising sophomore linebacker Roquan Smith underwent surgery on his wrist last month and he is expected to miss all 15 spring practices in March. The Bulldogs announced that he would not be able to practice in a statement on Friday, but luckily, director of sports medicine Ron Courson says that he should make a full recovery.

Smith was a four-star recruit of Georgia’s 2015 recruiting class and he recorded 20 tackles in nine games last season. He was named as one of the football program’s five Newcomers of the Year following the 2015 season.

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