Update On Georgia QB Recovering From Brain Surgery
JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: A general view of georgia footballs taken before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators on October 28, 2006 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)Georgia freshman quarterback D’Wan Mathis got quite a scare earlier this year when he found out he needed to go under the knife to have a brain cyst removed. That surgery certainly appears to have put his football career on hold, which is totally understandable.Speaking to the media during SEC Media Days, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart revealed that the team isn’t ready to put a date on Mathis’ potential return. Smart said that he can’t speculate on when Mathis will be 100-percent but plans to be “very cautious.”Via DawgNation:“As far as putting a date on his exact return where he’s 100 percent,” Smart said. “I don’t know what that’s going to be. I can’t even speculate right now with the surgery he had. We’re certainly going to be very cautious.”Overall though, the outlook for Mathis is very good. He noted that the freshman quarterback is already back in classes and working out. “D’Wan is doing very well. Ron (Courson) and his staff, I think it’s very well-documented how well Ron and his staff managed D’Wan and the things that they’ve done,” Smart said.“D’Wan is back in classes, he’s back in workouts, he’s doing a really good job for us.”Mathis may not be football ready, but he certainly looks to be in solid athletic condition. The Georgia Football Twitter account recently released footage of Mathis practicing his dunking skills.💥💥💥😱 pic.twitter.com/et6vNS9iw3— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) July 25, 2019DawgNation reported from an interview with D’Wan Mathis’ father that he is able to run and lift with the team. But he has not been cleared for full contact.Coming out of high school, Mathis was rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports. He was the No. 311 overall prospect in the nation, the No. 11 quarterback, and the No. 9 prospect from Michigan.