ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ Georgia tailback Kregg Lumpkin underwent
surgery on his left knee Tuesday but may have one more game in his
Coach Mark Richt said Lumpkin, a fifth-year senior, may be able
to play in a bowl game for the 21st-ranked Bulldogs.
Richt's team is off this week.
Lumpkin hurt his knee in last week's victory over Vanderbilt. He
underwent an arthroscopic procedure to repair a torn lateral
meniscus and a sprained posterior lateral complex.
Lumpkin endured an injury-plagued career. After a promising
freshman year, he tore up a knee on the first day of fall practice
in 2004, forcing him to take a redshirt. He returned to lead the
Bulldogs in rushing last season with 798 yards and six touchdowns,
but sustained another setback in this year's opener against
Oklahoma State when he broke a thumb.
Lumpkin missed two games and had to wear a special pad on his
hand when he returned. His carries figured to increase in the
coming weeks after fellow senior Thomas Brown went down with a
broken collarbone, but the latest knee injury thwarted those plans.
Redshirt freshman Knowshon Moreno has taken over at the
Bulldogs' starting tailback. Lumpkin has only nine carries for 37
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