Georgia Football: Bulldogs' WR Malcolm Mitchell out for season

Georgia's top Dawg at WR tears ACL during celebration

9/2/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Things just keep getting worse for Georgia, which is having a pretty rough start to the 2013 campaign. Blog Photo - Georgia Football: Bulldogs' WR Malcolm Mitchell out for season

Coach Mark Richt confirmed earlier today that top wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell—who had 572 yards and four touchdowns last season—tore his ACL in the first quarter of Saturday night's throwdown with Clemson.

Mitchell was injured on a scoring play, but it wasn't his own—it was in celebration following running back Todd Gurley's 75-yard touchdown to tie the game at seven-all. He landed awkwardly while jumping.

That's okay, Malcolm. You're not alone here.

While the presence of Mitchell will be missed, Aaron Murray can still rely on his backup Chris Conley. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior caught three passes for 67 yards (including a nice 35-yard haul) in his place against the Tigers.

Unfortunately it doesn't get any better for the Dawgs, however, as they host the Ol' Ball Coach's South Carolina Gamecocks this upcoming weekend. Georgia has lost three consecutive games to USC: 17-6 in 2010, 45-42 in 2011 and 35-7 in 2012.

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