ATHENS, Georgia (NWN) – Senior striker P.J. Horn, Georgia’s only starting lineup, will miss the 2021-22 season with a knee injury in training.
Georgia coach Tom Crean said on Wednesday, Twitter that Horn had season-ending right knee surgery last weekend. He said Horn injured his knee when he “hit his knees in a scrum, lost his balance and fell awkwardly.”
Horn spent his first three seasons at Virginia Tech before starting all 26 games in Georgia last season. He averaged 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. His 46 three-pointers topped the team.
Kreen called Horn’s loss “a serious blow to us.” Horn was expected to provide stability and leadership in the renewed lineup.
Krin said in his Twitter writes that Horn “played so well and showed great leadership as our lead returning player, but more because he is such a wonderful person and one of the best people I have ever coached. He cares deeply for his teammates. “
The Bulldogs’ top scorers from Team 14-12 last season, defenders Sakhvir Wheeler and KD Johnson moved to Kentucky and Auburn respectively.
Creene had to rely heavily on the transfer portal to rebuild his squad.
According to the results of media voting, Georgia finished last in the Southeast Conference with 14 teams released on Tuesday.
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