ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell has endured another setback in his bid to rejoin the Bulldogs.
Mitchell, who was regarded as the team's top receiver going into the 2013 season, underwent arthroscopic surgery after re-injuring his right knee running pass routes with teammates this week.
Quarterback Hutson Mason was working with Mitchell and didn't even realize he was hurt after he planted making a cut.
"The thing you want to pound your head over is it was the last route when it happened," Mason said Friday, shortly before the Bulldogs held their first practice of the preseason. "We were working on slant routes, slant routes, slant routes, and he just looked so explosive. He was looking so good."
Director of sports medicine Ron Courson said a full recovery was expected after Thursday's procedure, but did not give a timetable for Mitchell's return.
The junior initially tore a ligament in his right knee in last season's opener against Clemson, knocking him out for the rest of the year. He then hurt his left leg during spring practice and missed the remaining workouts.