UGA offensive lineman gives up football due to medical reasons

Georgia offensive lineman Sage Hardin has decided to give up football following “multiple surgeries.”

 

The redshirt sophomore posted on social media Tuesday night that “it is in my best interest to discontinue playing the game that I have known and loved since I was a young boy.”

Hardin will join wide receiver Shakkenth Williams in taking a medical exemption this year that would allow him to remain on scholarship but not count against Georgia’s 85 scholarship limit.

The 6-foot-6, 291-pound Hardin sustained a significant hamstring injury this spring, according to 247Sports, and had not practiced in the preseason or in September.

Hardin wrote in a Twitter message that “I cannot sit in a chair without pain, nor can I hardly run.”

The Marist High product was a three-star rated recruit for the class of 2015. After redshirting, he played in one game last season.

Hardin wrote that he will serve an offensive student assistant.

 

More