ATHENS – The good news is Ray Drew seems to have recovered completely from his Aug. 14 scooter crash. The bad news is he plans to ride again!
Drew, a five-star freshman from Thomasville, said he’s just waiting to get his scooter out of the repair shop, which he was hoping to do this week.
“That’s the plan,” he said. “It’s just something I need in order to get to where I need to be because they make you run for everything here. If you miss an appointment, there’s going to be some consequences. So I need to make sure I’m where I need to be at what time I need to be there.”
On Aug. 14 Drew was traveling south on Jackson Street downhill toward Baldwin Street when he wiped out after applying the brakes on his 50cc scooter. Wearing a helmet, he landed on his head and right shoulder. He suffered a sprained a.c. joint and was sidelined until last week.
“When it first happened, trying to get the range of motion and the strength back into the shoulder was hard,” said Drew, who wears special padding on his right shoulder. “Now that I’ve come along a little bit further, it’s pretty much back to where it needs to be. It’s nothing serious.”
Drew was working at second-team Will linebacker before the injury. He fell back to third team along with fellow freshman Ramik Wilson but head coach Mark Richt listed Drew among the true freshmen to contribute. He said he’s always working on some special teams.
“I’m going to go into the game with high expectations, not so much as far as playing a lot of time, but I’m just going to do whatever I can to help out my team and just take it as it comes,” Drew said. “I know this is my first year and I’m still adjusting to it. It came real quick.”