Georgia OT Amarius Mims out several weeks with ankle injury

Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle Amarius Mims exited the South Carolina game with an ankle injury. Georgia head coach Kirby Smart updated Mims’ status on Monday, Sept. 18 following the South Carolina game.

Mims is going to have to have tightrope surgery on his ankle. Mims should be expected to miss several weeks. Mims, a former five-star recruit, made the 2023 preseason All-SEC first-team.

Amarius Mims’ injury could have a slight impact on his NFL draft status. Mims is a junior and is projected to be a high NFL draft pick. However, Mims has limited tape because he does not have a ton of starting experience.

Kirby Smart detailed Mims’ status, but did not offer a timeline.

Mims’ ankle sprain was bad. He’s going to have to have tight rope surgery, so he’ll have surgery on that, similar to what Cash had done, similar to what Lawson Luckie had done. So we don’t how long that’ll, be, but he’ll be back.

Fans should expect Mims to be out for somewhere around four to six weeks. Mims could possibly return around the Florida game, but it is too early to tell at this point in time.

Kirby Smart did say that Georgia expects offensive tackle Austin Blaske is expected to return to practice this week. Blaske’s return will improve Georgia’s depth at offensive tackle.

The Bulldogs may turn to redshirt junior offensive tackle Chad Lindberg at right tackle, but Austin Blaske will also be an option. Georgia has recruited the offensive line position well in recent years.

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire