ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia will likely be without star forward
Trey Thompkins for its Nov. 12 season opener because of a severely sprained right ankle.
Thompkins was hurt during a closed scrimmage last weekend as he chased a loose ball.
Coach Mark Fox says Thompkins will definitely miss Thursday's exhibition game against Augusta State and likely not be available for the opener against Mississippi Valley State. In fact, he could be out for up to a month with what Fox describes as a "pretty severe" high ankle sprain.
Thompkins was an All-Southeastern Conference pick last season and expected to lead a rejuvenated program that has high hopes.
Now, the Bulldogs will have to get by without him for an extended period.
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