T. King and Dewberry to miss rest of 2008

ATHENS - Two of Georgia's players will miss the remainder of the season.


Head coach Mark Richt said Wednesday that linebacker Darius Dewberry could miss the rest of the season – possibly including Georgia's bowl game – with a shoulder injury.

"I don't think Dewberry will play this week, and I'm not sure he'll play again this year," Richt said.

Dewberry left the Florida game with a hip-flexor injury, but it is a shoulder problem that is currently keeping him on the sideline.

"His shoulder is banged up pretty good," Richt said. "He may need surgical repair by the end of the year."


Tavarres King knew his ankle didn't feel right when he took the field against Arizona State seven weeks ago, but he wanted to play anyway. As it turned out, he ended up hauling in the longest reception of his career to date – a 41-yard bomb down the sideline from quarterback Matthew Stafford.

A few plays later, however, King aggravated the ankle injury that had been bothering him since fall camp, and his season was over. King hasn't seen action since the injury, and he said Tuesday the team planned to apply for a medical redshirt for him for the season.

"My ankle has just been bothering me ever since I hurt it the first time," King said. "I don't think I was 100 percent when I came back Arizona State game, and it's been bothering me ever since. It's getting better, but we're shooting for a medical redshirt."

King first injured the ankle running a route during fall camp and tried to play through the injury. During a blocking play against Arizona State, however, he rolled the ankle and the injury worsened significantly. He said doctors don't anticipate he will need surgery.

"I'm hoping that I can just rehab it," King said. "They told me a bunch of rehab and just working out, I'll probably be good to be 100 percent in no time."

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