One of UGA’s top recruits likely to miss season after back surgery
Georgia coach Mark Richt signed two of Tennessee's top high school players, OL Austin Long and WR Marlon Brown (AJC)
Athens – Offensive lineman Austin Long, one of the biggest names in Georgia’s 2009 recruiting class, underwent back surgery in Memphis on Monday.
Georgia coach Mark Richt said he expects Long to enroll as scheduled in the fall and to red-shirt for the ’09 season.
“By the end of the season, maybe by bowl practice, he might could get some work and be ready for spring ,” Richt said. “We’ll just get him through this, get him healthy and get him competing as soon as we can.”
Long, a 6-5, 268-pounder, attends Briarcrest Christian in Memphis. Scout.com ranked him the No. 6 offensive tackle in the nation.
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