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‚Äôs because he just lost tailback Keith Marshall and wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley for the season with knee injuries. He also won‚Äôt 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‚Äôs injury situation this morning on an appearance on Atlanta‚Äôs WSB radio, he didn‚Äôt want to go there.
‚ÄúWell, you know, I‚Äôm tired about talking about the injury report,‚Äù Richt said a day after spending much of his weekly Sunday teleconference addressing the injuries. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs all everybody talks about. We need to talk about who‚Äôs healthy. We need to talk about who‚Äôs going to play in this ballgame. We‚Äôre sorry for the guys that got hurt, and I‚Äôm sure they can figure it out on the Internet. It‚Äôs 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‚Äôm going to stop it now.‚Äù
Richt took to Twitter later to apologize for how he handled that: ‚ÄúSorry about being grumpy on my WSB Richt report this am. I‚Äôm sorry for our boys who were injured. They will be back. They are tough warriors.‚Äù
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