Georgia punter Marshall Long undergoes knee surgery


Marshall Long, a former starting punter for the Georgia Bulldogs, may not be back on the practice field any time too soon. Long announced in an Instagram post he underwent knee surgery on his left knee recently, thus putting his football plans on hold for now. This is the third time Long has had to undergo a surgical procedure on his knee.

Georgia added Landon Stratton as a transfer punter this week, with Stratton coming to Georgia from Murray State. That move adds a three-year starter to the special teams unit in place of the injured Long. Long redshirted last season after being a starting punter for the Bulldogs in 2016. Stratton will be eligible to play right away this fall for the defending SEC champions and national title runners-up.

What the long-term future has in store for Long remains to be seen. Long made no mention of his future plans, whether they include continuing to pursue football or not. But a punter having a third knee surgery does create a foggy future to say the least.