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UGA RB Brendan Douglas Likely Out for Bowl

ATHENS - Georgia junior running back Brendan Douglas did not practice on Sunday and a teammate said afterwards he “probably is not going to” play in the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Douglas apparently recently underwent surgery, according to a tweet on Saturday from his brother that Douglas retweeted.

“Prayers for @BDouglas44. Surgery was successful,” posted Denis Douglas, who is a student at Georgia Southern. “Praying for a quick recovery.”

Georgia has not provided details of Douglas’ surgery, but interim head coach Bryan McClendon is scheduled to meet with the media after Monday’s practice.

The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Augusta native has gotten work as the No. 2 tailback this season after Nick Chubb was lost for the season with a knee injury.

He is fourth on the team in rushing with 140 yards on 36 carries and has four catches for 25 yards.

Senior Keith Marshall could gain increased carries if Douglas is out for the bowl game. Fullback Quayvon Hicks could get tailback work and redshirt sophomore A.J. Turman, who has no carries this season, is an option.

Meanwhile, inside linebacker Tim Kimbrough again was not spotted at practice. Georgia hasn’t said why he’s been absent.

Defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter, safety Johnathan Abram and wide receiver Jayson Stanley also were not seen Sunday.


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