Georgia Bulldogs Coach Kirby Smart spoke out this week to admit that three or four of his players are sidelined with COVID-19 days before the team is set to host its first home game against UAB at Sanford Stadium on Saturday.


While speaking to reporters on Monday, Smart refused to identify the players by name.

“I’ll be honest with you, I’m as concerned as I’ve ever been, because we have three or four guys out with COVID and we have a couple staff members that have been out with COVID here recently,” Smart said, according to ESPN. “For us, we’re at our highest spike. And people are talking about vaccinations, well these are people that are vaccinated.”

“We’re talking about breakthroughs, and so that concerns you not only for the players on your team that are unvaccinated, that are playing and not playing, because we want everybody to be safe,” he added. “But it concerns me for the players that are vaccinated that we could lose them.”


This comes one week after Ron Courson, Georgia’s sports medicine director, tested positive for COVID-19. This left him unable to travel with the team to their game against Clemson on Saturday.

“Ron’s doing good, he’s had a tough run,” Smart said. “Ron’s the hardest worker I’ve ever met in my life, and he’s never not been at this building on any day. Never not been here two days in a row, including spring break and off time, and it’s killing him, I think, to not be here. His health seems good and, hopefully, he’ll be back.”

Smart had revealed back in August that 90% of Georgia’s players, coaches, and other staff members had been vaccinated for COVID-19. Georgia is not requiring fans to give proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test when attending games at Sanford Stadium, which has a capacity of 92,746.

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“This is the highest we’ve been since fall camp right now,” Smart said. “I think there’s this relief that you guys feel like everything’s back to normal, well it’s really just not for us right now.”


The left continues to shame anyone who raises any kind of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, yet people who got the shot are testing positive for coronavirus left and right. No wonder millions of Americans are rightfully skeptical about this shot. If people are continuing to get sick with COVID-19 even when they’re vaccinated, what’s the point of getting the shot?

The answer is: there isn’t one.