Georgia FB Merritt Hall won't play his junior season in 2014 after being medically disqualified because of concussions.
Hall suffered a concussion last week in practice. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it was at least Hall's third in the last two seasons.
Mason said that Hall told him it wasn't because of the number of concussions he'd suffered but because of the way he had recovered from the latest one.
“Merritt told me he was medically DQ’d,” Mason said via the AJC. “He said it wasn’t necessarily how many concussions he’s had; it was how he responded to the last concussion, the symptoms he was having. They kind of threw up a red flag about it.”
Hall tweeted the following on Thursday morning.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:21— Merritt Hall (@merritthall34) August 12, 2014
With Hall out, senior walk-on Taylor Maxey becomes Georgia's lead fullback and he hasn't played a college game. Hall played in all 13 games last year and started one. LB Detric Bing-Dukes recently moved to FB and Christian Payne is also a walk on at the position.
"A lot of people don't understand that relationship [between a fullback and running back]; I think the only person that understands that relationship is the running back, because he's the one that's right there in that room with you," RB Todd Gurley said. "We've got other guys like Detric (Bing-Dukes) and (Christian) Payne and they've been learning a whole lot these last few days. I feel they will be pretty good in the future."
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