Tape It Up: Georgia: One More Big Loss

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Georgia: One More Big Loss

Georgia was rocked by Tennessee 35-14 on Saturday, but the bigger loss came after the fact, when the Bulldogs reported that senior running back Thomas Brown could miss more than a month of playing time with a broken collarbone. The 5-foot-8, 200-pound senior might have suffered the injury against Tennessee, or it might have been a week earlier, as head coach Mark RIcht said that Brown may very well have broken the bone a week ago, playing against Mississippi. As Georgia's second-leading rusher, Brown has started all six games for the Bulldogs, earning 413 yards on 76 carries with six touchdowns. He also has two receiving touchdowns on the year.

If Brown was hurt during the Ole Miss game, he may have been numbed by excitement - during that game, the running back earned a career-high 180 yards rushing on 16 carries with three touchdowns, including the second-longest TD run of his career, a 50-yarder. His performance was the best by a Georgia back since 2001.

Most regular people would notice when their collar bone is broken, but clearly Brown is not a regular person. Richt called brown the toghest guy on the Georgia team, as the senior carried six times for 20 yards against the Vols, even with his bone definitely broken.

Now that Brown is sidelined for at least the next few weeks, senior Kregg Lumpkin will most likely see more time after recovering from his own injury, a surgical procedure on his thumb. The best-case scenario would see Brown completely recover in four weeks, in time to return for the season's final three contests against Auburn, Kentucky and Georgia Tech.

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