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After Another Knee Injury, Georgia Wide Receiver Justin Scott-Wesley Readies for Next Chapter in His Football Career

Justin Scott-Wesley

Justin Scott-Wesley

On Monday, Georgia senior wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley was giving instructions on the sideline, instead of receiving them on the field. Scott-Wesley, who is recovering from yet another knee injury, was at practice with his teammates, but not dressed in uniform. Instead he was in shorts and a long-sleeve grey shirt, acting as somewhat of a coach to his fellow wide receivers. Scott-Wesley then posted an Instagram photo (right) that said:

“When one door closes, another opens! That’s how God works! Blessed for the opportunity to learn and teach! #CoachMeCoach

This comes a month after Scott-Wesley hurt his right knee in practice on Aug. 17. This is the third time he has had an injury to this same knee. On Saturday, Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt even said that Scott-Wesley’s return might not happen this year. In fact Richt went as far to say that Scott-Wesley might not return “for awhile, if at all.”

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Scott-Wesley initially tore the ACL in his right knee in October 2013. He returned midway through last season but then needed arthroscopic knee surgery in early July. He was able to return for the start of fall camp before his latest injury.

A fifth-year senior, Scott-Wesley was a 4-star recruit out of high school; injuries have plagued his entire Georgia career. To date, Scott-Wesley only has 25 catches for 498 yards and four touchdowns.

— Written by Justin Nails, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @justinnails