Georgia star safety J.R. Reed announces he won’t play in Sugar Bowl due to foot injury

By Jesse Reed
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The Georgia Bulldogs will not have star safety J.R. Reed on the field during the Sugar Bowl against Baylor on New Year’s Day.

Reed announced on Instagram Saturday that he suffered “a minor foot injury in practice this past week” and would not be available to play in the Sugar Bowl.

“I have decided to rest my body and prepare for what’s to come,” he shared.

As for “what’s to come,” Reed is now obviously focusing his energy on getting healthy to train for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Georgia will certainly miss having Reed manning his safety spot. He hasn’t missed a single game since the start of the 2017 season, and this injury puts an end to a 42-game starts streak.

Reed ends his collegiate career with 199 total tackles (107 solo), nine tackles for a loss, three sacks, five interceptions, 14 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, including two that went for touchdowns.