Another Starter Out?

ATHENS - Georgia will likely be missing another starter this weekend.


Fullback Shaun Chapas is doubtful for this week's game against Vanderbilt, Richt said, after suffering multiple stingers in his neck and shoulder.

Chapas has started every game since the start of the 2008 season, but is likely to give way to junior Fred Munzenmaier this week. Senior Justin Fields could also see action.

"I think (Munzenmaier) will do a good job, and Fields is a guy I think can do a good job, also," Richt said. "Both of them will hit you. I would think it'll end up being a good opportunity for Fred."

Munzenmaier has seen limited playing time this season, but he did have four carries against Arizona State, including one for a touchdown.


Tailback Caleb King worked in a second day of practice and is on pace to be ready for action Saturday against Vanderbilt after missing last week's game with a concussion and broken jaw.

King worked in non-contact drills Tuesday and Richt said they'll simulate contact work Thursday before making a final decision, but the expectation is that the sophomore will be ready. The same is true for receiver Tavarres King, who also missed last week with a concussion.

"You phase them in to a non-contact situation in a practice like (Tuesday)," Richt said. "Then if they do well with that exerting and doing all the things minus the contact, then you give them some contact and move them forward from there. But (trainer) Ron (Courson) is pretty confident they'll both be fine."


Linebacker Rennie Curran also faced some legal trouble as a bench warrant was issued last week after he failed to appear in court for a speeding ticket. Richt said Curran planned to pay the fine on Thursday and he did not anticipate Curran would receive a suspension… Durham said his shoulder, which required offseason surgery and forced him to redshirt this year, is feeling much better and he expects to resume full practice work within the next month.

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