October 7, 2007

Sunday Notebook: Dawgs suffer setback

If the sting of Georgia's 35-14 loss Sunday to Tennessee wasn't bad enough, the Bulldogs learned Sunday that they will without the services of running back Thomas Brown for 4-6 weeks due to a broken collarbone.

Brown, who suffered an initial injury to his left shoulder during Georgia's win over Ole Miss, was hit again on the shoulder during the second quarter against Tennessee.

"It's a shame because Thomas is probably the toughest guy on the football team," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "As a matter of fact, he might have played a week with it. I'm not sure if it happened last week, I don't know that. He's a tough enough guy where he'd probably go if he could get away with it."

But that won't be the case. As it stands, it appears Brown, who missed half of last year with a torn ACL, won't return for the Bulldogs until the regular-season finale at Georgia Tech.

With Brown (413 yards, eight total touchdowns) out, the bulk of Georgia's running back duties will fall to redshirt freshman Knowshon Moreno and senior Kregg Lumpkin, who saw his first action in the backfield since breaking his thumb in the season-opener against Oklahoma State.

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