We knew that talking about injuries was whistling past the graveyard, and it might now be Georgia’s turn to face a significant season-ending injury. Starting left tackle Trinton Sturdivant was taken from the field today with a knee injury. Though the severity of the injury is still unknown, the AJC account doesn’t paint a pretty picture.
Those who have read Michael Lewis’s The Blind Side know that the left tackle stands above the other line positions, and it’s a significant loss when you’re without a good one. Sprain or tear, Georgia’s going to be without Sturdivant for some length of time, and they’re going to have to find an answer at the position that’s responsible for protecting Matthew Stafford’s blind side.
A great deal of Georgia’s success last year came because Sturdivant was up to the job as a true freshman. Now the job will likely turn to sophomore Clint Boling who was also a key contributor as a freshman in 2007.