Austin Long injury: Georgia OL has surgery on hand

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia offensive lineman Austin Long underwent surgery on his right hand, but still could play in the Capital One Bowl against Nebraska.

Georgia offensive lineman Austin Long underwent surgery on his right hand Thursday, but the junior has not been ruled out of the Bulldogs' bowl game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Jan. 1.

Long broke his hand participating in a blocking drill in practice on Wednesday. Georgia offensive coordinator Mark Bobo said the offensive lineman had been battling for a starting job in the Capital One Bowl, but that's now likely out the window due to the injury. However, Georgia coach Mark Richt said that Long still could see some time in the game. Richt also said he does not anticipate the injury will be a problem at all come spring ball.

Long has appeared in all 13 games for the Bulldogs this season. He came to Georgia in 2009, but redshirted while he was rehabbing a back injury. He was a member of the scout team in 2010 before finally seeing some action in 2011, appearing against Auburn and New Mexico State.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.