Georgia freshman running back Zamir White eager to ditch knee brace

Freshman Georgia running back Zamir White, who suffered an ACL injury in November during his senior season in North Carolina, is making his way back to 100 percent, and coach Kirby Smart was complimentary of his efforts. 

“I don’t know you would say quickly, but he’s on schedule/ahead of schedule,” Smart said of the 6-0, 200-pound back. “He got injured last year during the football season, so it’s not a miracle that he’s back going. He is pretty special when it comes to rehab, buying in, doing wrestling, doing karate – he does all the extra things, very similar to what (Nick) Chubb did.” 

White is wearing a knee brace in practice, which Smart said he’s pretty sure the freshman would be happy to go without.

“If you asked him, he’d want to take the brace off,” he said. “It’s precautionary, and it’s to get him more comfortable. It’s a little rigid, and it’s not comfortable for him. He’s not out there feeling like his old self again … but he’s cleared and safe to practice. He just doesn’t like having that knee brace on.”

Georgia tailback Zamir White (3), dons a knee brace as he takes part in drills during the Bulldogs' practice Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Athens. (Steven Colquitt/UGA Sports)

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