Another Georgia Star Won’t Play In Sugar Bowl
Another Georgia star won’t play in the Sugar Bowl.
The Bulldogs were already planning on playing Baylor shorthanded with Andrew Thomas, Brian Herrien, Lawrence Cager and Dominick Blaylock sitting out.
As it turns out, one more name is being added to that list now: defensive back J.R. Reed.
Originally Reed seemed like he was going to play in the bowl game, but apparently he suffered an injury in preparation for the outing.
In a statement on Twitter, Reed explained his change of heart.
— JR Reed (@Jr_Reed1) December 28, 2019
“It has been an honor to compete for the University of Georgia these past few years,” he wrote.
“Thank you for all of the support. Although it was my full intention to play one last game with my brothers in the Sugar Bowl, unfortunately I won’t be able to compete.
“Due to a minor foot injury in practice this past week, that has inhibited me from playing, I have decided to rest my body and prepare for what’s to come.”
It remains to be seen how head coach Kirby Smart will ultimately fill this hole in the defense.