Georgia F Thornton to undergo exploratory knee surgery Tuesday

The Georgia men’s basketball team will be without its leading rebounder for at least part of the season as sophomore forward Marcus Thornton is slated to undergo exploratory knee surgery on Tuesday, according to the school.

Thornton, a 6-foot-7 Atlanta native, hurt his knee during the first half of Friday’s 64-50 victory over Furman, leaving early in the game.

The surgery will be performed this morning at St. Mary’s Hospital and an expected recovery time will be made after the operation, according to a Georgia news release.

Thornton leads Georgia with 5.8 rebounds per game and is averaging 2.8 points per game while starting nine of the Bullodgs’ 12 games.

Georgia wraps up its non-conference schedule this week by hosting Winthrop at 7 p.m. tonight and Deleware State at 2 p.m. Friday.

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