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Blog: Richt puts kibosh to injury talk, then tweets he’s sorry

Mark Richt usually likes talking about injuries as much as people like waiting in traffic or filing their tax returns.

The Georgia football coach likes talking about injuries even less this week.

That’s because he just lost tailback Keith Marshall and wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley for the season with knee injuries. He also won’t have wide receiver Michael Bennett Saturday against Missouri due to a knee injury and again may not have tailback Todd Gurley because of a sprained ankle.

So when Richt was asked to provide an update on Georgia’s injury situation this morning on an appearance on Atlanta’s WSB radio, he didn’t want to go there.

“Well, you know, I’m tired about talking about the injury report,” Richt said a day after spending much of his weekly Sunday teleconference addressing the injuries. “That’s all everybody talks about. We need to talk about who’s healthy. We need to talk about who’s going to play in this ballgame. We’re sorry for the guys that got hurt, and I’m sure they can figure it out on the Internet. It’s time to talk about the next man getting his opportunity and play well and certainly loving up the guys who got hurt. If we want to talk about it all week, I’m going to stop it now.”

Richt took to Twitter later to apologize for how he handled that: “Sorry about being grumpy on my WSB Richt report this am. I’m sorry for our boys who were injured. They will be back. They are tough warriors.”

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