The Georgia Bulldogs lost talented defensive lineman Trenton Thompson back in late February as a result of an unfortunate medical reaction. Now, however, it appears that Kirby Smart and company will have one of their best defenders back in short order, as Anthony Dasher of brings word that Thompson is back with the team full-time.

Smart indicated the following:

“He is there in May but not currently in Maymester (classes), but not many are. He’s continuing to rehab his shoulder and he will be back in summer school.”

“Trenton has done a great job rehabbing his shoulder, he’s better. He’s able to move a lot better now than he was before. Medically, he’s done really well.”

Thompson reportedly missed spring practice, but this is a positive indication moving forward for both player and team. The former No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2015 contributed greatly during the 2016 season, adding 56 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and five sacks, and Thompson’s return is going to potentially be quite impactful.

We won’t know if Thompson is fully out of the woods until he is on the field with regularity in the future but, for now, a fairly scary health situation appears to be resolved in a positive way.

Following “significant medical issue,” announcement made on the football future of rising defender Trenton Thompson Scott Cunningham/Getty Images
Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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