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Update: Jailyn Ingram suffers torn ACL, out for season
Athens, Ga. — Georgia head coach Tom Crean announced that graduate transfer Jailyn Ingram will miss the rest of the 2021-22 season due to a torn ACL.
“Unfortunately, Jailyn Ingram will have to have surgery to repair his ACL in his right knee,” Crean said in a tweet. “It’s heartbreaking because Jailyn has been emerging in so many areas and has been a model of consistency day in and day out. He’s an incredible young man. We will help him in every way.”
Ingram suffered a non-contact injury at the 14:21 mark in the second half against Jacksonville. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward was leading the Bulldogs with 12 points at the time.
The Morgan County (GA.) native is Georgia’s leading rebounder, averaging 6.0 boards per contest. He is also the team’s third-leading scorer at 10.1 points per game.
Ingram previously spent the past five years at FAU, where he reached the 1,000th point mark in his junior season. He recently took advantage of the NCAA’s free COVID season and announced his plans to transfer to Georgia in June. In a short amount of time, Ingram has garnered a lot of respect from his teammates.
“This dude is one of the most respected human beings I’ve ever met, ever been around,” junior Jaxon Etter said on Tuesday. “He’s a guy who just walked in showing what the right thing to do is, a guy you look up to. So everybody responded when he went down, and it didn’t look good. Those non-contact injuries never do.”
Ingram is the second Bulldogs’ player to suffer a season-ending injury as P.J. Horne tore his ACL in the preseason. Both were huge contributors for Crean’s squad while not injured.
Georgia’s next matchup is against Georgie Mason on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. in Stegeman Coliseum.