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August 5, 2002

Injuries sideline Foster, Elmore

University of Georgia senior offensive tackle George Foster will be out 12 weeks after suffering a dislocated wrist in an auto accident Saturday.

Also, freshman linebacker Marquis Elmore will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a herniated disc.

Foster, native of Macon, suffered the right wrist dislocation in a single car accident in Morgan County. Surgery was performed on Sunday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta by Dr. Randy Alexander of Georgia Hand and Microsurgery.

The surgery included insertion of pins and ligament repair.

UGA Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson said Foster will be in a cast for 12 weeks.

"I know this is very difficult for George who was entering his senior year," said Bulldog head coach Mark Richt. "He's been a very valuable member of the Georgia offensive line and would have been one of three senior tackles in the game rotation this season. However, we are looking to get him back at some point and he'll be a contributor to this team."

Foster was a fifth year senior who made nine starts during the 2001 season.

Elmore, native of Folkston, Ga., has had a chronic lower back condition according to Courson. The microdisectomy will be performed by UGA neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Dicks at St. Mary's Hospital.


MORE: Freshman defensive end Aaron Scranton has left the program following an arrest on campus for possesion of a dangerous weapon. Scranton, who is a martial arts enthusist, had the sword displayed on the wall of his dorm room. He plans to pursue a career in kick boxing.


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