June 6, 2008

Southerland out for 16 weeks

Georgia fullback Brannan Southerland had been concerned that his injured left foot wasn't healing as quickly as he orginally hoped.

Friday, the senior decided enough was enough and underwent successful surgery to try and repair the damage.

UGA trainer Ron Courson said that Southerland will miss 16 weeks, but that the injury is expected to heal without any problem.

Southerland originally sustained a fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot near the end of last year and had surgery to repair the fracture.

However, further test revealed the presence of a stress fracture in a different location from the original injury and another operation was required.

Southerland has 25 career starts for the Bulldogs after being redshirted as a freshman in 2004. In 2006, he became the first fullback since 1957 (Theron Sapp) to lead the team in scoring with ten touchdowns (eight rushing and two receiving).

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