OLB Ray Drew ready get back on his scooter and play

Outside linebacker Ray Drew of Thomasville says he's fully recovered after a Aug. 14 scooter accident left him with a sprained right shoulder. (UGA photo by Rob Saye)

Outside linebacker Ray Drew of Thomasville says he's fully recovered after a Aug. 14 scooter accident left him with a sprained right shoulder. (UGA photo by Rob Saye)

ATHENS – The good news is Ray Drew seems to have recovered completely from his Aug. 14 scooter crash. The bad news is he plans to ride again!

Drew, a five-star freshman from Thomasville, said he’s just waiting to get his scooter out of the repair shop, which he was hoping to do this week.

“That’s the plan,” he said. “It’s just something I need in order to get to where I need to be because they make you run for everything here. If you miss an appointment, there’s going to be some consequences. So I need to make sure I’m where I need to be at what time I need to be there.”

On Aug. 14 Drew was traveling south on Jackson Street downhill toward Baldwin Street when he wiped out after applying the brakes on his 50cc scooter. Wearing a helmet, he landed on his head and right shoulder. He suffered a sprained a.c. joint and was sidelined until last week.

“When it first happened, trying to get the range of motion and the strength back into the shoulder was hard,” said Drew, who wears special padding on his right shoulder. “Now that I’ve come along a little bit further, it’s pretty much back to where it needs to be. It’s nothing serious.”

Drew was working at second-team Will linebacker before the injury. He fell back to third team along with fellow freshman Ramik Wilson but head coach Mark Richt listed Drew among the true freshmen to contribute. He said he’s always working on some special teams.

“I’m going to go into the game with high expectations, not so much as far as playing a lot of time, but I’m just going to do whatever I can to help out my team and just take it as it comes,” Drew said. “I know this is my first year and I’m still adjusting to it. It came real quick.”

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GO DAWGS

August 31st, 2011
5:28 pm

mustangdawg

August 31st, 2011
5:39 pm

Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Dawgs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Falcondawg

August 31st, 2011
5:41 pm

@Go Dawgs, you just made my stomach drop!!!

tuckerdawg

August 31st, 2011
5:41 pm

Bronco kibble!
GO DAWGS!!!

Cobb Dawg

August 31st, 2011
5:42 pm

How reliable is the info on Ogletree?

Mark

August 31st, 2011
5:43 pm

Go Dawgs, That is so not true. Ogletree did not fail a drug test stop putting out fake rumors. Good Job Drew keep working hard. Can’t wait to see you play!

Athens Dawg

August 31st, 2011
5:46 pm

Go Dawgs, your not serious are you?? That would hurt.

UGA Insider

August 31st, 2011
5:46 pm

Alec Ogletree will not play vs. Boise State on Saturday. Failed drug test. It’ll be reported later.

Paddy

August 31st, 2011
5:50 pm

The only way you will know about Ogletree is if he is suspended for Sat. game. That type of info is so tightly held that I hate for fans to even mention it. 99% of the time it is bad info.

trupert

August 31st, 2011
5:50 pm

@ Go Dawgs. When anybody hangs out a statement like that with nothing to back it up it looks like alot of other false rumors. Where’s the link to that source? I have my doubts!!!

dawggirl

August 31st, 2011
5:54 pm

Insider, seriously? This makes me sick to my stomach if true. If not true, you deserve to be pushed off a bridge.

UGA Insider

August 31st, 2011
5:58 pm

SIKE! hahahahaha. Go Dawgs! Just a little pre-game fun guys. Dawggirl are you really a girl? And if so, what you look like?

Frank Lane

August 31st, 2011
5:59 pm

Hate to draw conclusions on rumors. Certainly he is not so dumb to be using drugs with all of today’s tests and rules. Hope not.

FLA Dawg Insider

August 31st, 2011
6:00 pm

dawggirl, don’t pay any attention to any rumors on this blog. ANYONE can change their “Name” to UGA Insider and post any information they want, true or not. Tree, or any Dawg, would not make do anything intentionally to cause himself to be disqualified/suspended for the first game of the year. The number of trolls on this blog far exceeds the number of true fans.

GO DAWGS!

Bigdsel

August 31st, 2011
6:12 pm

I’m ready, I got my tix, my parking spot, and I’m ready for dawgs to redeem themselves

powderdawgdenver

August 31st, 2011
6:14 pm

UGA Insider…..you had me on that one. MAN AM I PUMPED FOR THIS GAME…with ‘Tree’ playing of course.

Cuz

August 31st, 2011
6:15 pm

dawggirl is really a girl and she is hotter than a Fourth of July barbeque in Death Valley.

California, not that dump in SC.

dawg from a distance

August 31st, 2011
6:26 pm

Love the Rev and want him to be the next “minister of defense”. Just stay safe

Go DAWGS!

TeeJayy

August 31st, 2011
6:30 pm

As humble as Tree is, I’d be surprised if he really did fail a drug test.

Spanky

August 31st, 2011
6:30 pm

LOL, we should all yell AAAAAMEN!!! after he makes a tackle!! LMAO!! I Love these dawgs!!

441North

August 31st, 2011
6:31 pm

Ray Drew will mess you up, then he’ll bless you up……….

dawggirl

August 31st, 2011
6:40 pm

Thanks, Cuz! How’s your daughter doing?

I’m on pins and needles for this game. Not sure if I’m going to make it. Our building at work today had a tenant appreciation day, college football themed. It was awesome.

Troup Dawg

August 31st, 2011
6:42 pm

GEEZZZZ!! UGA Insider, I almost crapped my pants when you threw out that report. I’m breathing in a brown bag now to cals down…..

Troup Dawg

August 31st, 2011
6:44 pm

“Calm down ” Dude you got me so freal I can’t type.

Troup Dawg

August 31st, 2011
6:44 pm

“freaked” damn it!!!!

Fat Friar

August 31st, 2011
6:45 pm

Everybody knows that you will not get suspended for a failed drug test, Just look at the Oregon players who were pulled over doing 119 mph. The cop smelled pot and the starting QB was in the car do you think Oregon suspended their starting QB. Nope, not saying he failed a drug test just saying.

Billy Jack

August 31st, 2011
6:56 pm

@ Fat Friar..ummm Athens aint Oregon where getting high is no big deal…just sayin..The Athens cops are Cobb County wannabes…a bunch a pricks

Destin Dawg

August 31st, 2011
6:57 pm

all these pathetic Techies.. .. just sitting home at their parents basement… waiting… waiting… waiting.. . for an AJC blog on UGA… wonderful Bull Dawgs… hey they have women in Athens.. . envious… at little

CHDawg

August 31st, 2011
6:58 pm

Insider, the LBs need some volunteers for some Oklahoma drills and they were wondering if you are available tomorrow? They thought the joke was really funny.

Destin Dawg

August 31st, 2011
7:00 pm

Ray… run over ‘em… just not on your scooter… Go dawgs !!

ugab

August 31st, 2011
7:04 pm

Not a funny comment about drug test. He is a young adult. Not Funny!

jay

August 31st, 2011
7:10 pm

Did you have to pull Ray out of a class for this?

steve

August 31st, 2011
7:18 pm

@Billy Jack…You got that right, they were pricks back in ‘89 when I graduated, and I see they are still pricks today!

Worm

August 31st, 2011
7:18 pm

What wasn’t included in the story is he was COMING home from Church.

old Dawg

August 31st, 2011
7:20 pm

GO DAWGS… is a techie… aka. nerd… blog on Ray came out at 5;27….. GO DAWGS posted @ 5: 28……. failed drug test… this is a sick person .. depressed from living at GT.. no life… stuck in down town atlanta.., crime.. muggings… no women…… bi polar ???

bigcalidawg

August 31st, 2011
7:37 pm

Bad as it is, I actually believed it. How many players (good ones) have missed games 1 thru 3, over the past 3 seasons? It has cost us games. Justin Houston and A.J. were huge blows.

At least we know Tree is well respected by other teams.

bitter vince dooly

August 31st, 2011
7:44 pm

i failded my last drug test————it had a double dose of viagra———–what can i say—-

————————im retired————————lots of time, i like to stay bussy——yaaaa——-hahahah

———————————————–go dawgs—————-hershal just recieved his 4th year of eligiblity

kerryb

August 31st, 2011
7:54 pm

Don’t believe some stupid rumors put out by a couple of idiots. They are probably worthless Tech fans that need to worry about their own worthless team. Reading about this team all summer I don’t see any of these guys hurting this team this year.

Delbert D.

August 31st, 2011
7:54 pm

The athletic department has *got* to come up with something to get these huge guys off those 50cc scooters before someone is hurt really bad. They are grossly overloading those cheap toys. Heck, dip into the funds and build a danged monorail system.

GO DAWGS

August 31st, 2011
7:56 pm

ouch guys bashing me here. i heard from one of my best friends that heard it from marlon brown

kerryb

August 31st, 2011
7:59 pm

In law information handed down through more than one source is called hearsay.

kerryb

August 31st, 2011
8:01 pm

I heard it from my best friend that you are a Tech troller.

GO DAWGS

August 31st, 2011
8:01 pm

old dog,
actually im as die hard a dawg fan as they come. flew out to arizona a few years ago to watch my dogs. so shut it. like i said i heard it from one of my friends who is a student at uga and talked to marlon brown. i sure as hell am no a techie nerd

GO DAWGS

August 31st, 2011
8:02 pm

how bout we stop fighting amongst us dawg fans good lord. i heard a piece of info and thought it was worth telling people since it would be tremendously devastating for our d.

kerryb

August 31st, 2011
8:02 pm

I’ve never heard of a UGA player failing a drugs test. I think all the players know that CMR would not tolerate that at all.

kerryb

August 31st, 2011
8:04 pm

I tink your friend is full of “you know what”

kerryb

August 31st, 2011
8:05 pm

I also have a hard time believing that players would be talking about inside information about their teammates with average students

GO DAWGS

August 31st, 2011
8:08 pm

thanks for deleting my comments that were backing myself up there…
i am actually a high school student in Gainesville, GA at North Hall where CJ Curry used to attend. that enough clarity for you that im not techie? geeeez. next time ill keep stuff like this to myself. if it means anything, this is the same guy that told me the unis were all red back in july

kerryb

August 31st, 2011
8:08 pm

Now, he may be confused with Baccari Rambo because CMR is being pretty secretive about Rambo’s status. It’s making me wonder when reporters ask CMR if Rambo is suspended for the game and he gives evasive answers.

GO DAWGS

August 31st, 2011
8:09 pm

ah nevermind they are back