July 13, 2011
Injury sidelines Lott
Backup defensive lineman Derrick Lott is expected to miss at least a month following a scooter accident Tuesday afternoon resulting in an injury to his lower right leg.
The accident took place in "Scooter Alley," the parking area where Bulldog football players park their scooters adjacent to the Butts-Mehre Building.
According to to a University statement, Lott underwent a surgical repair conducted by at St. Mary's hospital by Dr. David Sailors. UGA Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson said Lott is expected to be out four to six weeks.
According to a University police report, Lott told officers he was too close to the wall near the Butts-Mehre loading dock and "collided with a rain fixture cutting his leg and the back panel of his scooter."
A 6-foot-4, 305-pound redshirt sophomore, Lott played in five games for Georgia last fall making seven tackles.
He was listed as the top backup at right defensive end behind starter DeAngelo Tyson.
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