Reggie Weeks, a native of Smiths, Ala., just outside of Columbus, probably will take a medical disqualification due to a right knee injury. That will allow the Bulldogs to continue to pay for his school but not count him against the NCAA maximum of 85 scholarships.
"It's kind of in the air right now," Weeks said. "I've been
much I'm deciding what I'm going to do right now. You want to be able to
play with your kids."
Weeks missed the Capital One Bowl after having emergency surgery in
Orlando, Fla., to treat a staph infection in his right knee. The
infection formed at the site of an old injury that cut his senior season
at Smiths Station High School to five games.
The infection is gone but has left permanent damage to the knee, Weeks
"It's softened up the bone some," he said.
After joining the Bulldogs in 2001, Weeks suffered a dislocated left
knee that nearly forced doctors to amputate his leg. However, after two
years of rehabilitation, he returned the field last year and provided
depth at guard.
Weeks and the team's medical staff will make a final decision by the
time spring practice starts March 20, he said.
"I'll be disappointed, but at the same time, I'm still going to
graduate next year," he said. "I'll still get my education."
Weeks' departure would help the Bulldogs fit in more members of the
2004 signing class. Georgia signed 20 new players, despite not having
that many scholarships. Weeks would join defensive end Preston Pannell
and offensive lineman Tommy Gainous on the medical disqualification
Weeks looks to be Done
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