Another leg injury sidelines Malcolm Mitchell

A new leg injury has sidelined Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell for the rest of the spring.

Mitchell injured his left leg this past Tuesday in the Bulldogs’ first practice of the spring. UGA did not provide any details about the injury other than Mitchell should be recovered from it in time to participate in preseason practice when it opens in August.

Mitchell, a junior from Valdosta, missed last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee on the second offensive series of the season. The injury in famously took place when Mitchell jumped in the end zone to celebrate a 75-yard touchdown run against Clemson.

Mitchell was working out with the rest of the receivers while wearing a green, non-contact jersey in the first workout of the spring on Tuesday and seemed to be sprinting full speed. After practice that day coach Mark Richt said Mitchell was unable to finish the workout because “his knee was sore.”

Mitchell has been a fantastic player whenever he has been able to stay on the field. He had 1,237 yards receiving and eight touchdowns his first two seasons but missed several games both season with hamstring issues.

Richt will be available to answer questions after the Bulldogs’ third practice of the spring wraps up Saturday evening.

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