Georgia DE Derrick Lott out 4-6 weeks after injuring leg in scooter accident

Once again Georgia has suffered a scooter casualty.

Derrick Lott, a sophomore defensive end from Kennesaw, suffered a “lower leg injury” while driving his scooter Friday afternoon.

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“There was an accident around 3 or 3:30 p.m. yesterday on Butts-Mehre property,” UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said Wednesday. “The driver of a scooter made contact with a fixed object and suffered a non-serious injury. The accident scene was completed by police but no citations were issued.”

Lott was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital where surgery was performed by Dr. David Sailors Tuesday night. Lott is expected to be out four to six weeks, according to Ron Courson, UGA’s director of sports medicine.

Lott is a 6-foot-4, 303-pound sophomore out of North Cobb High School who is currently listed as the backup to DeAngelo Tyson at defensive end. He was redshirted as a freshman in 2009 following ankle surgery and played in three games last season, finishing with seven tackles and a tackle for loss.

Georgia has had more than its share of scooter incidents. Players have received all manner of citations over the years and baseball player Chance Veazey was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident with a car in 2009.

143 comments Add your comment

TK

July 13th, 2011
12:35 pm

Bummer!! Go DAWGS!

D-MAN

July 13th, 2011
12:39 pm

Man the bad news never ends,we need everybody for Boise!

3 + 4 = 0

July 13th, 2011
12:46 pm

What is really wrong with walking?

how2fish

July 13th, 2011
12:49 pm

Not sure you can be out if your not in camp yet ? Can you?

78 DAWG

July 13th, 2011
12:51 pm

It doesn’t matter we got all 5 star recruits, we’re loaded at every position. Crowell is gonna win the heisman as a freshman and be all american as a DE. Just check out our record in J’ville and K’ville! We’re a POWERHOUSE BABY!

Take the bus

July 13th, 2011
12:52 pm

Do we need to consider a kids ability to ride a scooter before we recruit them?

Worm

July 13th, 2011
12:53 pm

Good luck on your recovery..Good to have two of our player’s dad doing the surgery..

JOE T'S NEW PROGAM.

July 13th, 2011
1:00 pm

Ban all scotters! Make their big a$$ walk around campus, a little exercise wont hurt. Issue school owned bicycles for that matter. Every year multiple incidents happen with these stupid scooters. “Fat man is little coat” doesnt work. Big man on little scooter isn’t much better. 6′4 303lbs on a scooter. Did he really think he could turn that thing once it got up to speed. Where is the video of the crash? That would be hilarious. Injured dawg or not.

Mtn Dawg

July 13th, 2011
1:00 pm

PAAAALEEEEEZZEE…

Jeff

July 13th, 2011
1:00 pm

If someone could tell me how every single athlete on campus rides a scooter and UGA isn’t breaking some kind of NCAA rule that would be much appreciated.

DougsMugs

July 13th, 2011
1:08 pm

It does seem that there would be more athletic benefit from walking, running or ridding a bike around campus. I am sick of hearing about these little girly scooters.

azdawg

July 13th, 2011
1:18 pm

Wish the kid a speedy and complete recovery.

For you blogger idiots who enjoy poking fun at other people’s pain may you or your loved ones never suffer a similar incident and read your own words in print. I doubt you’d find it as amusing as you found this article.

WDE

July 13th, 2011
1:22 pm

@Jeff have you been on a college campus in the last decade? Scooters are the transport of choice easy to ride,park and cheap to operate. And if you have ever had to pay the parking tickets college students get driving cars and parking on campus and nearby you’d understand the colleges and city police have a real racket going there…you can park a scooter a lot of places that you can’t get a car.

7576DAWG

July 13th, 2011
1:23 pm

OK, McGarity haven’t you seen enough of our athletes get hurt on scooters to ban them .

WDE

July 13th, 2011
1:24 pm

@DougsMugs yper I can see your post now if he had gotten hurt ridding a bike..What ? Why wasn’t he walking or running ? Then if he had gotten hurt running, running would be the problem…no way to win with you is there sport?

WDE

July 13th, 2011
1:28 pm

@7576DAWG really what is next take all the tough football players and encase them in bubble wrap..chill baby they are young men, strong and in their prime they have this little thing called manhood that will from time to time get them into and out of trouble. Really how bad could it of been the Athens cops didn’t even ticket the kid.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

July 13th, 2011
1:30 pm

Out after Scooter incident……laughable. Where do we get some of these guys.

ToccoaDawg

July 13th, 2011
1:30 pm

4 weeks would put him back at the start of practice. Hurry and get better we need you.

JD

July 13th, 2011
1:33 pm

Not a big deal. These types of things happen on every campus. UGA athletes fart and it is news. SMH

UGA '05

July 13th, 2011
1:37 pm

3+4=0,
have you ever been to Athens? It’s hot! I can see riding a scooter if your destination is far away, but if it isn’t then i would say walk or even take the bus.

RxDawg

July 13th, 2011
1:37 pm

Bummer… question is that 4-6 weeks from now or once the season starts?

gdawg

July 13th, 2011
1:38 pm

Ban UGA athletes from scooters…PLEASE!

Jeff

July 13th, 2011
1:41 pm

@WDE: I attended UGA from 2005-2009 and the entire I understand completely understand that a scooter is a great means of transportation, that’s not what I’m arguing against. I’m saying that someone is buying these expensive scooters for the athletes and I sure hope no NCAA rules are being broken. As anyone on campus at UGA knows, you still have to pay license/registration fees and you still must pay to park. The only free way to travel on campus, besides walking, is to ride a bicycle (which is what I did). I’m just wondering why approximately 1% of the general student population (mainly the super rich kids) own scooters yet at least 70% of the athletes own one.

GT Anchorage

July 13th, 2011
1:44 pm

Something really needs to be done about this. There have been way too many scooter accidence over the last couple of years. There is no reason why someone should loose part or their season (not sure if Lott is) because of an accident going or returning from class/practice…

ga dawg

July 13th, 2011
1:49 pm

2 words- mo ron

I can see it now....

July 13th, 2011
1:49 pm

Scootergate 2011

3 + 4 = 0

July 13th, 2011
1:52 pm

UGA 05 Been to Athens? Spent some really good years there. Ran a mile in 6 minutes on a track that was 125 degrees in 1970 … Hot … that is the south … No excuse for kids to ride scooters … that is why condiditoning is so hard … easy life, AC everywhere … ride to go work out … doens’t seem quite right.

ARdawg

July 13th, 2011
1:59 pm

The story is a bit lame. Out 4-6 weeks? From what? When? Will Lott miss 4-6 weeks of camp? Season?

C’mon Chip, help us out here

The rest of the SEC

July 13th, 2011
2:00 pm

Why is it that the dumbest things seem to happen to the dawgs?

The rest of the SEC

July 13th, 2011
2:02 pm

Jeff @ 1:41 has an interesting point on how so many of the UGA athletes own scooters. Reminds one of Herschel and his Trans Am or Garrison Hearst and his sports car.

rduck...

July 13th, 2011
2:05 pm

Funny, you never hear of any OSU players on motor scooters…. just couldn’t help myself

Taco

July 13th, 2011
2:05 pm

6′ 4″ and 303 lbs on a scooter? I bet that looked like a cricus act or a Shriner’s Parade. These UGA clowns do the coolest things. Will there be enough boys left to field a team? I am loving this stuff, you can’t even make up stories this comical.

RxDawg

July 13th, 2011
2:07 pm

I almost hit David Polack on a scooter when I was in school. I started to cuss him… till I realized who it was :lol:

Big Ten Champs Nebraska

July 13th, 2011
2:10 pm

As if this really matters. I discussed this yesterday. The UGA program is not that good.

rduck...

July 13th, 2011
2:10 pm

seriously… hope the kid is ok. but what the heck is it with UGA athletes and motor scooters? just to be fair though, Marcus Wright of Tech had an accident on a scooter not long ago. all the skills to play high profile college sports and they can’t seem to be able to operate a kiddy-cycle….

rduck...

July 13th, 2011
2:13 pm

i guess the Nebraska players are too busy cow tipping to be out riding scooters…

Big Ten Champs Nebraska

July 13th, 2011
2:13 pm

And one more thing. Just how obtuse is this kid to wreck a motor scooter? You can go faster on a bicycle.

chickenman

July 13th, 2011
2:13 pm

was it worth it lott? Baxter street isnt that hard to walk….

Dawginit.

July 13th, 2011
2:14 pm

If this kid can every get rid of the injury bug he’s going to be a beast. He has legit NFL abilities. He just needs to get his body right and his head straight.

big john 360 lbs

July 13th, 2011
2:14 pm

Yes Cornshucker we know how u feel. You come on this blog every day trying to get somebody excited about
N-E-B-R-A-S-K-A. They are so irrelevant and haven’t been since your offensive guard did the fumblerooski!

J_Dawg

July 13th, 2011
2:14 pm

AJC comment sections, where intelligence goes to die.

Big Ten Champs Nebraska

July 13th, 2011
2:15 pm

Good one rduck…..Really clever. Cow tipping. Wow.

Lyle Alzado

July 13th, 2011
2:19 pm

I think these scooters are $200-$300. When you don’t have to pay for School, Books, Tutors, Food, Rent, clothes or anything…$300 is not hard to come by. Maybe all the football players get them as graduation presents Jeff. They have spending money…I don’t know where it comes from–hell every athelete seems to be wearing a pair of headphones that cost more than these scooters. Why fixate on the scooters?

Hotdawg

July 13th, 2011
2:21 pm

Fortunate for him he will miss most of those hot summer practices.

Big Ten Champs Nebraska

July 13th, 2011
2:21 pm

Nebraska won three national championships since the fumblerooski. How many has UGA won? Zero.

Bobo, Bobo, a pirates life for me...

July 13th, 2011
2:22 pm

Hey Chip,

He may be out 4-6, but it sounds like he just got a really deep cut. Is he ok to be working out in the gym during those 4-6 weeks?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

July 13th, 2011
2:24 pm

just glad to hear there hasn’t been any arrests this season…so far. keep up the hard work dawgs!!! best of luck to lott

Helluva Engineer

July 13th, 2011
2:26 pm

HA!…Hey, Nebraska. Don’t waste your time with these guys. Their double digit IQ does not allow them to comprehend logic. They only know cheap beer, fat ugly women and a far fetched fantasy that the UGA football program is any good.

UGA '05

July 13th, 2011
2:28 pm

3+4=0
Good point. A walk in heat may get the players used to the heat and make conditioning a bit easier.

big john 360 lbs

July 13th, 2011
2:30 pm

Nobody cares about Nebraskuh around here. Im glad u love your team but…since Eric Crouch nobody had given them a 2nd thought.