Redshirt Freshman Greg Dortch underwent surgery last night after his record breaking performance against Louisville. According to the official release, Dortch suffered an abdominal injury that required surgery Saturday night at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and will miss the remainder of the season. This is purely speculation on my part, but I’m assuming the injury occurred when Dortch was hit stretching for the end zone in the 2nd quarter.
God Gives His toughest Battles to his toughest Soldiers.. Got Injured during the 1st half of the game And Played through it not knowing how serious it was .. To later go to the hospital that night in critical condition and Having to have surgery or risk my life being in danger .. I Put so much Into This Season for it all to be over But this is not the end, I Promise i’ll be back 2018 to give yall the summary.. I Appreciate All the Text Messages and Calls’s I been sleep all Day so if i Haven’t gotten back to you Dont panic im still alive. #GoDeacs #804
God Gives His toughest Battles to his toughest Soldiers.I put my all into this season just for it to come up short.I’ll be back 2018#GoDeacs pic.twitter.com/IPwJxwgon9— GREG DORTCH (@_GDortch) October 29, 2017
This is obviously some really unfortunate news for both Dortch and the Deacons, especially after Dortch’s 10 reception, 167 yards, 4 TD game yesterday, which saw him getting some national recognition.
Wake Forest WR Greg Dortch became just the 3rd ACC WR in the last decade to haul in 4 TD receptions in a game. pic.twitter.com/VjyQ5mq6m4— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) October 28, 2017
@_GDortch A Helmet Sticker for Greg Dortch on ESPN’s College Football Final. pic.twitter.com/RP5CMbt1So— BobHebertPhoto (@BobHebertPhoto) October 29, 2017
Dortch will likely be replaced by junior Tabari Hines in the lineup. While losing Dorth is definitely hurts from a football standpoint, the important thing is that Dortch gets the medical attention and time to heal that he needs.
We at Blogger So Dear are hoping for a speedy recovery and we can’t wait to see what Dortch will bring in his second season as a Deac. Get well soon Greg!