January 28, 2009

Another Operation

Running back Richard Samuel underwent successful surgery Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Hospital to repair a separated ligament in his left wrist, UGASports has learned.

Georgia associate athletic director Claude Felton said in an email that team trainer Ron Courson would have comment shortly.

It's not yet known exactly how long Samuel will be out.

Last year, Samuel appeared in 11 games for the Bulldogs, rushing 26 times for 133 yards and one touchdown in limited playing time.

Samuel, along with Caleb King, Dontavius Jackson and Carlton Thomas are each expected to battle for the starting running back job this spring left vacant by Knowshon Moreno's decision to leave Georgia early for the NFL.

Samuel becomes the third Bulldog either to have or scheduled for surgery in the next week. Earlier this week, UGASports broke the news that defensive tackle Brandon Wood is slated to have surgery on his shoulder and wrist, while tackle Josh Davis was due to have an operation on the shoulder that he injured in the Capital One Bowl game against Michigan State.

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