Cornerback Reggie Wilkerson has reportedly suffered a serious knee injury that will cause him to miss his freshman season at UGA.
According to numerous social media reports Thursday ranging from teammates to high school coaches -- many of them retweeted by Wilkerson -- the freshman from Ocala, Fla., will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL and other damage.
The recovery time for such an injury is at least 6-9 months.
Wilkerson enrolled early, participated in spring practice with the Bulldogs and was expected to challenge for playing time as a freshman. He was with the first-string defense for the G-Day Game with Sheldon Dawson out at the time with a hamstring injury.
UPDATE: 4:11 p.m. Friday
According to UGA, Wilkerson underwent surgery Friday at St. Mary's Hospital to repair the meniscus in his right knee.
"He will undergo a second surgical procedure at a later date to reconstruct his ACL," read a statement released by UGA, which also confirmed that Wilkerson will redshirt the 2013 season and "is expected to make a full recovery."
Wilkerson sustained his injury during voluntary pass drills with teammates, according to the team.