Ogletree Sidelined 4 to 6 Weeks

ATHENS - With only two defensive series spent at his newfound home at inside linebacker, Alec Ogletree's anticipated debut at the position was cut short.

Head coach Mark Richt said the sophomore will have surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot Monday. He's expected to miss four to six weeks.

"It's a big blow," Richt said.

Ogletree started four games as a safety in 2010, but was moved to inside linebacker this offseason. Richt said a medical redshirt is "unlikely," since Ogletree is expected to return this season. Walk-on senior Jeremy Sulek, junior Mike Gilliard and Amarlo Herrera will compete for the starting position.

Sulek saw the most time on the field against Boise State after Ogletree exited, making seven total tackles.

"I just tried to help the team the best I could," Sulek said after the game.

Rambo's return

Junior safety Bacarri Rambo will return to action against South Carolina this Saturday.

Rambo, who had 82 tackles and three interceptions in 2010, was suspended for the Boise State game for violating team rules.

When asked if Rambo will start against the Gamecocks, Richt said, ""Yeah, I think we would. Well, I say that. I guess I shouldn't be premature on that. Bacarri's going to play though, that's for sure."

Junior Sanders Commings started in Rambo's place in the season opener, but he could move to cornerback.

This and that…

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