published Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Surgery to sideline John Theus

Georgia offensive tackle John Theus celebrates with fans after Georgia defeated Auburn 38-0 in an NCAA college football in Auburn, Ala.
Georgia offensive tackle John Theus celebrates with fans after Georgia defeated Auburn 38-0 in an NCAA college football in Auburn, Ala.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Georgia right tackle John Theus, who started all 14 games this past season as a true freshman, underwent surgery Wednesday in Athens to repair a fifth metatarsal fracture in his right foot.

The 6-foot-6, 309-pounder from Jacksonville will miss at least some of spring practice, according to Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson. The Bulldogs are scheduled to start spring drills on March 2, with the G-Day game set for April 6.

Chris Burnette, who started at right guard this past season as a redshirt junior, will miss the entire spring after recently undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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