Georgia backup defensive end Derrick Lott sustained a deep laceration to his right leg in a scooter accident on Tuesday that is expected to keep him sidelined for some of the Bulldogs‚Äô preseason practices.
Lott underwent surgery at St. Mary‚Äôs Hospital and is estimated to need four to six weeks for a full recovery, according to Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson.
Georgia starts preseason practice in three weeks.
The 6-4, 303-pound redshirt sophomore from Kennesaw had seven tackles in three games last season.
He was driving to park his motorized scooter alongside the Butts-Mehre building in an alley used by football players when he sustained the cut in his leg at about 3:35 p.m., according to Lt. Eric Dellinger of the University of Georgia police department. ¬†The deep laceration is to his right calf, according to a UGA police accident report. Georgia called it a ‚Äúlower right leg injury.‚Äù
Lott was listed this morning in fair condition at St. Mary’s Hospital, where he remained before 11 a.m.
UGA police were dispatched to the scene of the accident Tuesday to respond to a report of an injured person.
Lott was driving a red UM X-Speed 50 cc scooter on the Butts-Mehre front access alley way next to the loading dock. He told police he was ‚Äútoo close to the wall when he felt a metal portion of the wall‚Äôs lower rain fixture cutting into his leg and scooter back rear panel,‚Äù according to the police accident report. No charges were filed in the incident.
‚ÄúIt put a little mark on his scooter and cut his leg and EMS decided they needed to take him to the hospital and get him looked at,‚Äù Dellinger said.
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