Kirby Smart Updates Injury Status Of 5-Star Freshman Zamir White

first_imgThe Southern University Jaguars Human Jukebox Band performs at halftime of the game against the Georgia Bulldogs on September 26, 2015 at Sanford Stadium.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 26: The Southern University Jaguars Human Jukebox Band performs at halftime of the game against the Georgia Bulldogs on September 26, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)Georgia is being understandably cautious with the health of running back Zamir White. The former five-star has had a pair of ACL tears over the last few years.In 2017, as a senior, White tore his ACL late in the season. He actually didn’t realize the extend of the injury until Georgia’s medical staff took a look, ahead of him joining the program.He had a pretty quick turnaround, and was set to play last season, but weeks ahead of the start of the 2018 campaign, White tore his other ACL. That occurred in Georgia practice, during a punt drill.Once again, White is working his way back, but Kirby Smart and company are going to let him recover at his own pace.On Tuesday, Kirby Smart gave an update on Zamir White’s injury status as we enter spring.From 247Sports:“I don’t know that I can answer [how much he’ll contribute.] That’s going to come in fall camp,” Smart said. “I think any time you have a non-contact ACL and then you have a second one, you’ve got to be careful because we’re talking about two different knees and completely non-contact injuries. When that happens, it makes you, hey, is the kid going to be able to progress this time as fast as he did last time. For us, he’s going to be able to do some. He’s running. He’s running really well. He’s doing a lot of straight-line stuff. He’s just not going to be involved in the scrimmage and in the contact part.”That sounds relatively optimistic, but don’t expect to see much from White until the summer and fall. And even then, he plays at a position at which Georgia has plenty of talent. D’Andre Swift returns after leading the team with 1,049 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018.Still, White has the potential to be a big-time college star. As a five-star member of the 2018 class, he was the top running back in the country, and No. 9 overall per 247Sports.[247Sports]last_img read more

On the roads Gardaí to get 170 new vehicles

first_imgAROUND 170 NEW vehicles are to be purchased for Gardaí in what Minister Alan Shatter has described as a “substantial” investment in the Garda fleet.Around €3 million will be spent on the vehicles, which will include mostly patrol cars as well as some unmarked cars and vans.“This is a substantial investment in Garda transport, particularly at a time of severe budgetary constraints,” said Justice Minister Alan Shatter today.The cars are due to be delivered within the next three months. The money will come from the Department of Justice which, Alan Shatter said, has  put in place arrangements to set aside the funding for the vehicles.Garda authorities will decide which stations and areas should receive the vehicles depending on policing requirements.Alan Shatter said that he was conscious of the need to support An Garda Síochána to the greatest extent possible despite the current economic situation.Read: Shatter condemns ‘thuggery’ during Gilmore car protest > Shatter: Criminal gangs can’t expect protection of Gardaí >last_img read more