Georgia WR Chigbu may give up final year due to injuries

From FOX Sports - April 12, 2018

ATHENS, Ga. (AP)Georgia wide receiver Michael Chigbu may give up his final year of eligibility due to undisclosed injuries.

Coach Kirby Smart said Thursday that Chigbu, who has missed recent spring practice sessions, hasnt made a decision about his future.

Hes going through some injury things and I dont know yet what hes doing, Smart said. He may be thinking about hanging it up, but he has not decided yet.

Chigbu, who would be a senior in 2018, had nine catches in 12 games, including six starts, in 2016. He had no catches in six games last season but still contributed as a blocker.

If Chigbu took a medical disqualification, he would remain on scholarship but would not count toward the teams NCAA limit of 85 in 2018.

Meanwhile, Smart said sophomore Chris Barnes has moved from the offensive line to defensive line. A lack of depth on the defensive front could open a clearer path to playing time for Barnes, even though Smart said hes still learning where to line up.


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