Kedric Golston, who could return for a bowl game at the earliest, broke his right shoulder blade during Wednesday's practice, an X-ray revealed. He is the third defensive starter the No. 4 Bulldogs have lost for the season.
"It's going to be a good while, no time soon," Richt said.
D.J. Shockley and his parents are still deciding whether the sophomore
should have season-ending knee surgery to repair cartilage damage, said
Ron Courson, Georgia's director of sports medicine. Shockley injured his
knee during last weeks win over Tennessee. A piece of hard cartilage
that normally protects an end of bone has chipped off, Richt said.
"Something will have to be done sooner or later," said Richt,
confirmed that surgery would be season-ending.
Shockley's parents were in town Thursday to meet with Courson, and a
decision is expected to be announced today. Shockley definitely won't
play against Vanderbilt.
Golston and Shockley are expected to make 100 percent recoveries from
their injuries, Richt said.
Ken Veal will join Gerald Anderson on the interior of Georgia's
defensive line to replace Golston, who has started all six games this
year and 15 tackles and six quarterback pressures. Also, Ray Gant has
been moved from defensive end back to defensive tackle to provide depth,
Also, Richt said Thursday, wide receivers Fred Gibson (knee) and
Michael Johnson (shoulder) won't make the trip to Nashville, Tenn., due
The only good news on the injury front Thursday came when Richt
announced that defensive end David Pollack will play against the
Commodores. Pollack hasn't practiced all week due to turf toe, but he
dressed out for Thursdays practice and wanted to go, Richt said.
"He could have but we didn't want him to irritate it," Richt
"He's going to play."
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