Sturdivant’s second comeback

ATHENS — Trinton Sturdivant, attempting a comeback after missing almost all of the past two seasons because of knee surgeries, is listed as the No. 2 left tackle on Georgia’s depth chart this week.

“We don’t have to work him in quick right now,” offensive line coach Stacy Searels said after practice Tuesday, “but I would like to see him play Saturday and get some quality reps and gain some confidence.

“Anytime you have two major surgeries like he did, it’s going to take awhile to get that confidence back.”

After starting every game at left tackle as a freshman, Sturdivant blew out his left knee in preseason camp in 2008 and missed the entire season. Then, after making it back to the starting lineup for the 2009 opener, he reinjured the same knee in that game and had to start the surgery/rehab process all over again.

“Trinton is being smart and making sure he’s not doing anything that will hurt him during his return,” right tackle Josh Davis said Tuesday. “In my opinion, Trinton looks great. He’s almost back to his old form.”

Georgia’s starting offensive line Saturday will be the same that finished last season: Clint Boling at left tackle, Cordy Glenn at left guard, Ben Jones at center, Chris Davis at right guard and Josh Davis at right tackle.  Glenn and Jones missed much of preseason practice because of mononucleosis and arthroscopic knee surgery, respectively, but have practiced the past few days.

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txdawg

September 1st, 2010
10:21 am

txdawg

September 1st, 2010
10:23 am

Good luck Sturdivant. It shows alot of heart to return from two knee surgeries.

RxDawg

September 1st, 2010
10:24 am

It would be great to see Sturdivant make it back from 2 years of rehabing.

how2fish

September 1st, 2010
10:32 am

Best of luck Sturdivant DGD !!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

September 1st, 2010
10:43 am

Certainly hopes he backs to old form, especially if we have a down lineman. Love his attitude!!

Me and You and a Dawg Named Belue

September 1st, 2010
10:46 am

Trinton will be back in the starting lineup by Arkansas. Good to let him take his time this year.

farley

September 1st, 2010
10:54 am

best of luck. you are a warrior and a DGD.

jw

September 1st, 2010
10:57 am

He impreesed me consistently in his freshman season. Hope to see him still out there for the anual bug-kill at the end of the year.

Nastynate

September 1st, 2010
11:00 am

Good luck on a healthy return Trinton. We are all proud of you!

Schmeckdawg

September 1st, 2010
11:09 am

Go get em’ 77!

BullDawg Rick

September 1st, 2010
11:10 am

Trinton – You are resilient in your dedication to comeback from devistating injuries…
Thrid time is a charm (The Dawg Nation hopes for YOU!)
You are also a DGD!!!

Bo

September 1st, 2010
11:11 am

It’ll be good to see Trinton back in action. He’s a damn good dawg.

T.O

September 1st, 2010
11:20 am

DDPO, how does it feel to be a loser? Sucks to be you!

Hankie Aron

September 1st, 2010
11:24 am

ddpo- you are the reason blogs get crazy and stupid. Moronic posts that have nothing to do with column and irrelevant

VA DAWG

September 1st, 2010
11:27 am

Good Luck Trinton! Its ashame to see such bad things happen to such a good kid. Hopefully everything is down hill from here on. GO DAWGS

Stockdog

September 1st, 2010
11:35 am

Trinton looked like a sure fire NFL left tackle after his freshman year. He was dominant by the end. I hope he can return to form because with Sturdivant and Boling at the tackle spots, the Dawgs would maul their opponents.

BG

September 1st, 2010
11:38 am

Good luck Trinton!!

Frank Lane

September 1st, 2010
11:40 am

HIs tenacity is amazing. I hope everything works out well for him.

McDawg

September 1st, 2010
11:45 am

the guy had almost 900lbs land on his knee-unbelievable that he is out there and competing-wishing him the best

BTW is he related to Quan at UNC?

Herschel Hitmen

September 1st, 2010
11:53 am

Great job Trinton! Looking foward to seeing you suit up. Good Luck & Go Dawgs!!!!!

DawginLex

September 1st, 2010
11:53 am

stay classy DDPO.

Trinton deserves credit just for trying to come back.

macdawg

September 1st, 2010
11:54 am

Chris Davis has been a loyal Dawg and has played with his injured hip when we had no depth. He deserves a ton of credit for his sacrifices. He has the experience, but he gets physically manhandled a lot. Either we can’t evaluate and/or develop talent or we are playing favorites. Put Trinton at LOT and move Boling into C. Davis’ slot. That will be “playing the top five OLs” which is what Searels always proclaims as his goal for the OL. These coaches and their politics are mystifying at times.

greg

September 1st, 2010
11:57 am

Hey Tim, I would delete that post from DDPO at 11:13. Not only is it classless, it is also not correct.

Jona

September 1st, 2010
11:59 am

DDPO

You are an ignorant ass. But you knew that already, didn’t you?

Old Dawg

September 1st, 2010
12:04 pm

Trinton: Best of luck. You’re a winner in life and football. What an inspiration you have become!

I-DOG

September 1st, 2010
12:04 pm

We are all pulling for Sturdivant. Rehabbing twice in a row has got to be mentally exhausting and depressing, but sounds like he pushed through it.

I am sorry to hear that Ingram from Alabama will miss some time due to injury. I hope that is isn’t anything too serious and he can fully recover and have a great pro career.

I-DOG

September 1st, 2010
12:08 pm

Macdog: I think you may see that or at least a lot of that as the season goes on, but as the coach points out, he doesn’t want to push Sturdivant’s knee too far too fast. He wants to get his some confidence and slowly get him back into the rotation. If Sturdivant holds up and returns to form, he will play.

You have to remember the mental part of rehabbing a serious knee injury and THEN hurting it again in the early part of your first game back. You can’t expect the guy to go out and play with reckless abandon until he tests it for a couple of games.

Harry the Hat

September 1st, 2010
12:14 pm

Who… Really… Cares?

Really.

tt44

September 1st, 2010
12:17 pm

Sounds like he has the heart of a Dawg! A BullDawg!

jimmymack

September 1st, 2010
12:17 pm

if heart made the perfect ballplayer trinton would be it

JP

September 1st, 2010
12:17 pm

Good luck to him from a Gator. Hope he can get back on the field after so much hard work.

Worm

September 1st, 2010
12:22 pm

Best of luck Trinton..Encouraging news from Josh Davis..Help us with that Lber from your high school.

AMSTERDAM SAM

September 1st, 2010
12:22 pm

Harry the Hat – anyone with either a heart or a brain underneath the Hat cares and you, oviously, have neither.

Remarkable

September 1st, 2010
12:25 pm

Dancing with the Stars Judge

September 1st, 2010
12:28 pm

Wasn’t his original injury from his sick endzone dance in Jax in 2007?

how2fish

September 1st, 2010
12:41 pm

Dancing with the Stars Judge..not sure where your teams loyalties are…but you are embarrassing the hell out of them with your mere presence .

Nick

September 1st, 2010
12:46 pm

Hi Tim-

I fear someone will just go after his knee, just like last year. What happens if that occurs?

Do you think Georgia is a solid 2 deep on O-Line? how about 3 deep?

Woodstock Dawg

September 1st, 2010
12:50 pm

You are the Man, Trinton! Thanks for being a leader by example! Go Dawgs!

DGD

September 1st, 2010
12:56 pm

nothing else can really be said besides that your character is what every player should aspire to. Thanks for the dedication and good luck this year.

superDawg

September 1st, 2010
1:00 pm

Good luck Trinton I hope you stay healthy and have a great year.

college is forever

September 1st, 2010
1:05 pm

http://www.collegelunchboxes.com You are a shining example of what UGA, the SEC, and what the NCAA are looking for. You now know that you can handle and overcome what ever other hardships life has in store for you. Rest assured that the entire Bulldog nation is cheering for you. Best of luck this year and for many years to come and Go Dawgs!! What’s in your lunchbox?

Old GA Dog

September 1st, 2010
1:06 pm

Hope he comes back slowly and carefully. We need the depth to continue strong through the season. DGD

Mr. Dawg

September 1st, 2010
1:11 pm

It’s tough to see a promising career like Trinton’s get side-tracked the way it has. Hopefully he can come back 100%. He’s could be NFL caliber if he does. For all the concern with Murray staying healthy at QB this year, strong performances from a healthy Bulldogs O-line is an absolute must. Depth is no longer deep if injuries strike. Injuries up front have been an ongoing thorn in the Bulldogs side under Richt. .

UGA Insider

September 1st, 2010
1:15 pm

Good idea with not playing Sturdivant much. We rushed him back last season and allowed him to play on astroturf against OSU which was stupid. Coaches should be smarter than that. I was on the sidelines and after TS got hurt the team looked devastated and out of sorts. You just have no idea how much this kinds of stuff effects a team. TS will be back starting this year but not in September probably.

Rick from Pi

September 1st, 2010
1:19 pm

Sturdivant will be a beast!! Yo to you, Nupe!

tide roll

September 1st, 2010
1:31 pm

DAVIS, GLENN, BURNETTE, ANDERSON, STURDIVANT. This matches Florida’s NIXON, JOHNSON, POUNCEY, HURT (from Milledgeville) and GILBERT. This is why Florida kills you each year. You have a finesse offensive line with over-rated players some of which don’t even belong at this level. Richt and Bobo are too arrogant. All they want to do is call some play that outsmarts the other guy and brings attention to themselves. Moving Bean Anderson is another crazy move by those guys. No wonder Florida beats you 49-10. It’s enough to make you want to get drunk, and ride around with red panties between your legs. What a crazy program!

DawgMike

September 1st, 2010
1:32 pm

To rehab once is tough. To rehab twice shows heart. Go big 77 !

McDawg

September 1st, 2010
1:34 pm

we have alot of flexibility on the O-Line in terms of players being able to switch positions but i’m not sure that we are all that deep

GT92

September 1st, 2010
1:35 pm

This Yellowjacket would like to wish Trinton well. I am recovering from knee surgery myself and it is not easy or fun. It takes a lot of heart to return to what injured you. Good luck Trinton!

McDawg

September 1st, 2010
1:36 pm

tide roll you don’t know what you are talking about-and moving the MEAN BEAN to nose is a great idea