|Thompkins, back when he had two healthy ankles.|
And, yes, it's a bummer that crap like this always seems to happen just when things appear to be going well and gaining momentum.
(In case you didn't click on the link, or don't know what this is all about, Trey Thompkins, who is the best basketball player at Georgia at least since Jarvis Hayes, wrecked his ankle in practice and could be out for awhile.)
But here's one reason (with a few pluses tacked on) for why this isn't doomsday:
• I had a high ankle sprain back in August, and not only has it not completely healed, I think it has spread to my knee. But I'm not a 20-year-old world-class athlete who trains against Olympians. So Thompkins has that going for him.
• Plus, Georgia head coach Mark Fox said that Thompkins could be out for up to a month. If that's the case, a glance a Georgia's schedule says he should be back no later than the December 7 game against Georgia Tech.
• Plus, Georgia actually has some depth this year, so they'll have the players to pick up some of the slack.
• Plus, even if the Bulldogs fall flat on their faces without Thompkins, the NCAA selection committee will take Thompkins' absence into account if the Dawgs are on the bubble at the end of the season.
This is not the greatest thing that could have happened, but unless the high ankle sprain spreads to his knee and his hip and his shooting elbow, it's not a devastating blow.