This from AJC correspondent Andy Johnston in Athens:
Georgia center Ben Jones was one of three starting offensive linemen to miss today’s scrimmage in Sanford Stadium.
He sat out with a knee injury and will have arthroscopic surgery Sunday.
Coach Mark Richt said it’s a meniscus and cartilage issue and that Jones should return in time for the Sept. 4 opener against Louisiana-Lafayette. Jones is expected to miss the next couple of weeks of practice.
Richt said it’s best to go ahead and have the surgery instead of Jones trying to play through it and have it lock up during the season, when he would miss two or three games.
Jones was joined on the sidelines today by guard Cordy Glenn (mono) and tackle Josh Davis (ankle).
Richt said the defense dominated play in the scrimmage, which was closed to the media. On a scale of 1-10, Richt rated the day a 7 for the defense and a 4 for the offense.
Here are scrimmage stats provided by UGA:
Aaron Murray: 8-for-20, 133 yards, long of 46 yards
Hutson Mason: 8-for-18, 48 yards
Parker Welch: 2-5, 15 yards
Greg Bingham: 0-1
Washaun Ealey: 7 carries, 78 yards
Caleb King: 7 carries, 18 yards
Fred Munzenmaier: 6 carries, 17 yards
Logan Gray: 3 catches, 70 yards, long of 46
Michael Bennett: 4 catches, 20 yards
Tavarres King: 1 catch, 41 yards
Aron White: 3 catches, 27 yards
A.J Green: 1 catch (yards not available)
Akeem Hebron: 5 tackles, fumble recovery
Brandon Boykin: 4 tackles
Kwame Geathers: 3 tackles, ½ sack
Alec Ogletree: 3 tackles, pass breakup
Justin Houston: 2 tackles, 3 sacks, fumble recovery for 33-yard TD
Shawn Williams: 3 tackles, caused fumble
Vance Cuff: 2 tackles
Cornelius Washington: 2 tackles, PBU
Branden Smith: 2 tackles
Marcus Dowtin: 3 tackles
Darryl Gamble: 3 tackles, 3 sacks
Kiante Tripp: 2 tackles, ½ sack
Nick Williams: 3 tackle