Georgia WR Tears ACL Celebrating TD
Bill Gramatica, you’ve got company.
The former Arizona Cardinals kicker who hurt himself while celebrating a made field goal in 2001 has now been joined by Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell in the Pantheon of Embarrassing Sports Injuries. After Todd Gurley’s 75-yard touchdown run against Clemson on Saturday night, Gurley and Mitchell collided in the air to celebrate the score with an air bump.
Unfortunately, Mitchell came down on his leg wrong and tore his ACL, which will keep him out for the rest of the 2013 season. As you can see from the video below, Mitchell (#26) comes up a little gingerly after the celebration - although you certainly wouldn’t think he was injured enough to miss the rest of Georgia’s season.
It’s a huge blow for Georgia’s offense and a really sad turn of events for a player expected to have a breakout year this fall.