JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia freshman cornerback Reggie Wilkerson is facing major surgery on his right knee and will miss the 2013 season.
Wilkerson, from Ocala, Fla., enrolled at Georgia in January and injured his knee in voluntary practices with his teammates this week. He had a procedure on Friday to repair the meniscus in his right knee and will have a second surgery to reconstruct his anterior cruciate ligament. The date for the second surgery has not been announced.
Wilkerson is one of six defensive backs in Georgia's 2013 signing class.
Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson says Wilkerson will have a medical redshirt in 2013 and will have four years of eligibility remaining. Courson says Wilkerson is expected to make a full recovery.
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