UGA signee Bailey undergoes surgery

Georgia football signee Sterling Bailey underwent surgery last week on his right shoulder following the completion of his basketball season.

While his high school coach said Bailey hopes to be able to practice with the Bulldogs in the preseason, a Georgia spokesman said Bailey is “expected to be limited during the early part of the season.”

“He had some tears in his labrum and he just had to get those repaired,” East Hall coach Bryan Gray said Wednesday.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Bailey is slated to be an outside linebacker at Georgia.

Gray said whether the surgery would mean Bailey will redshirt is up to Georgia.

“They have been advising him and he’s been in constant communication with Georgia’s medical staff,” said Gray, who said Bailey wanted to finish the basketball season before undergoing surgery.


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