Georgia right guard Tate Ratledge, a former Darlington standout, will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury according to a Facebook post from Mary Ratledge, his mother.
Ratledge, a redshirt freshman, made his first start against Clemson and is scheduled for surgery Wednesday.
He also made a statement on Twitter on Sunday.
“Thank you to everyone for the thoughts and prayers! I’ll be back! #GoDawgs Romans 5:3-5.”
Romans 5:3-5 is a Bible verse that speaks about perseverance, character and hope. “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance.
Ratledge was a four-star recruit coming out of Darlington School in Rome. He was ranked as the fifth overall player in Georgia and third overall offensive lineman in the country. Ratledge suffered an injury during the first offensive drive of the game against Clemson and did not return to the game, but wore a boot on the sideline.
Warren Ericson replaced Ratledge at right guard, who has dealt with his own injury problems in the offseason. Ericson suffered an injury to his hand in preseason practice, but played the game with a cast.
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