Chandler to Return for Florida Game
Tripp Chandler

Posted Oct 29, 2008


ATHENS – It has been a long five weeks for Georgia tight end Tripp Chandler. The senior injured his shoulder Sept. 27 against Alabama and hasn’t returned to action since.

With each passing game, he said he’s scratched another opportunity to make a final impact for Georgia off the schedule, but this week’s game means a little more than most.

“It’s the last time I’ll ever get to play against Florida,” Chandler said. “It’s definitely going to be a big game like it always is, but I think it adds a little bit more incentive to be a part of it when you know it’s your last one.”

Head coach Mark Richt said Wednesday that, barring a setback, Chandler would be on the trip to Jacksonville for the Bulldogs game against the Gators this Saturday, and Chandler said his shoulder is starting to feel better.

“Shoulder feels good, feels strong,” Chandler said. “I’m just trying to work hard every day and get back into it. It’s hard when you’re out for a little while.”

Like his fellow tight end Bruce Figgins, who is playing through a torn labrum in his shoulder, Chandler is wearing a harness to protect the shoulder while the injury heals. He said his movement still isn’t 100 percent, but it is improving every day.

“It puts a little strain on a lot of different areas trying to catch a ball and put your hands up,” Chandler said. “I’m just trying to get used to it now.”


Related Stories
Chandler Knows the Meaning of TE at Georgia
 -by DawgPost.com  Aug 22, 2008
VIDEO: Tripp talks about fall camp kick off
 -by DawgPost.com  Aug 5, 2008
Chandler named to Mackey Award Watch List
 -by DawgPost.com  Aug 1, 2008

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of DawgPost Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from DawgPost.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
TE Tripp Chandler (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Georgia
Football > Woodstock HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]