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D'Andre Walker Had Surgery On Sports Hernia Suffered In SEC Championship

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 28: A general view of georgia footballs taken before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators on October 28, 2006 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

The last time Georgia linebacker D'Andre Walker saw the field was in the fourth quarter of the SEC Championship Game against Alabama. He was forced out of the game with an injury that cost him the rest of the game and Georgia's eventual Sugar Bowl appearance. We now have an update as to how he has dealt with the injruy as he prepares for the NFL draft.

According to DawgNation, Walker has undergone surgery on a sports hernia and hopes to be fit in time for the Georgia Pro Day workout.

He is currently slated to attend the NFL Combine, but is not expected to participate in any drills.

Walker announced on his Twitter page this past Thursday that the surgery was a success and that he is already back to walking.

The injury Walker suffered in the SEC Championship Game was believed to be a groin injury at the time. He was forced out when the team led the game 28-21. But without his pass rushing ability, Georgia struggled to get to backup quarterback Jalen Hurts, and gave up two touchdown drives in what became a 35-28 loss.

Walker finished the 2018 season with 45 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks.

His 7.5 sacks were more than any four of his Georgia teammates combined.

Tankathon's mock draft currently has Walker going in the third round to the Cincinnati Bengals.