The Georgia Bulldogs have confirmed that wide receiver Michael Bennett has a torn meniscus. He will be out for an extended period, and no official timeframe for a return has been set.
After missing most of the 2012 season with a torn ACL, the Bulldogs wideout came on strong to open the fall. However, the junior went down with another knee injury against Tennessee, and required an arthroscopic procedure to assess the damage.
Bennett was originally slated to only miss Saturday’s home game against undefeated Missouri, but the test results show he will be out for longer.
The typical time needed to recover from a torn meniscus is three to six weeks. Peeking at the schedule: after Georgia hosts Missouri on Saturday, it then heads on the road to face a well-coached Vandy squad. Following Vandy is a much-needed bye week.
The best-case scenario for Bennett would have the 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior back on the field against hated rival Florida on Nov. 2, in Jacksonville.
If Bennett misses the Florida contest, he will most likely be held out of the following game, a home matchup versus Appalachian State.
A road matchup against rival Auburn follows. Considering that the Tigers just beat a tough Ole Miss team, quarterback Aaron Murray would love to have one of his favorite targets back for the Nov. 16 showdown on the plains.
Georgia has already its top-two wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Worley for the year due to torn ACLs.
Senior tight end Arthur Lynch may be asked to take on an expanded role in the passing game, as may freshman receiver Reggie Davis.