Kirby Smart: Reporting injuries could be 'detriment to our team'

From ABC News: Sports
April 21, 2017 - 12:46am
Georgia?football coach Kirby Smart has tightened the program's policy on reporting injuries, restricting the media from doing so until Smart is asked and has addressed the injuries publicly. Under Smart's new policy, which was released Tuesday, reporters are prohibited from "releasing information and/or photo/video of players who are working out separately with the sports medicine staff and players (other than quarterbacks) wearing black practice jerseys." The policy also includes injuries that occur while reporters are at practice. Smart said the policy will allow him to inform the injured player's parents before the media has reported on it. Perhaps more important, he said it will prevent Bulldogs opponents from accessing the team's injury information. "It would be a big disadvantage in the season for us, for our opponents to know every kid that's injured, every kid that's out, every kid that's not practicing," Smart said. "When that...


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