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Blog: Georgia loses cornerback for season

One Georgia cornerback is out for the rest of this season and another is all but out the door.

Freshman Chris Sanders from Tucker will have season-ending shoulder surgery, coach Mark Richt said today.

Sophomore Derek Owens is on the verge of transferring.

“As far as I know,” secondary coach Scott Lakatos said. “Coach Richt handles all that. He’ll tell you more than I know.”

Georgia did not put out official confirmation Tuesday, but Owens hasn’t practiced this week.

Sanders played in three games this season, making two tackles. He’s eligible for a medical redshirt, Richt said.

Owens, a 5-foot-9, 166-pound sophomore from Jacksonville, has seen some action on special teams. He did not play against Ole Miss Saturday.

Owens has two tackles in three games this season after making six tackles last year.

Owens was academically ineligible for the Liberty Bowl last season.

Richt said that offensive guard Kolton Houston’s status remains the same. He is ineligible due to an NCAA-issue.

“Nothing new to report on Kolton,” Richt said.

Other injury updates:

–Cornerback Damian Swann is doubtful for Saturday with a groin injury.

–Wide receiver Marlon Brown wore a regular jersey in practice Tuesday. Richt said, and Georgia is “hopeful” that he will return from an ankle injury.

–Richt also used the word “hopeful” about offensive guard Chirs Burnette being able to play after reinjuring a knee last week. He did not practice Tuesday, but is expected to practice on Wednesday.

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