Georgia senior receiver Marlon Brown, tied for the team lead in receptions, has played his last game for the Bulldogs after sustaining an ACL injury to his left knee in Saturday’s win against Ole Miss, coach Mark Richt said this evening.
“His career at Georgia is over,” Richt said. “We’re expecting a full recovery. That’s just an injury that people recover from well. We know he’ll continue on with his pro career. I think he was well on his way for having that happen for him.”
Brown, a 6-foot-5, 222-pound Memphis native, will undergo surgery.
“We’re very sad and sorry that it happened for Marlon and for Georgia,” Richt said. “He’ll recover. He’ll do fine. It’s just a hard thing to swallow right now.”
Brown set career highs this season with 27 catches for 469 yards and four touchdowns. He had three catches for 113 yards in the 37-10 win against Ole Miss, including a 66-yard touchdown from Aaron Murray.
Brown is the second Georgiareceiver to be lost for the season with an ACL injury.
Michael Bennett, who was the leading receiver at the time, was injured in a practice before the South Carolina game.
Georgia’s top receivers now include Malcolm Mitchell, Tavarres King and Rantavious Wooten. Chris Conley, Rhett McGowan and Justin Scott-Wesley round out the group. Richt said freshman Blake Tibbs remains on track to redshirt.
In other injury news, Richt said that offensive guard Chris Burnette is “day to day” with a left shoulder injury.
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