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Georgia inside linebacker Roquan Smith, who had 20 tackles as a freshman this past season, will miss spring practice due to recent wrist surgery.

Georgia inside linebacker Roquan Smith recently underwent successful wrist surgery that will cause him to miss spring practice, the university announced Friday.

"Roquan had surgery to repair a ligament injury to his left wrist," Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson said. "He will not participate in spring football practice, but a full recovery is anticipated, and he is expected to fully participate in summer workouts and have no limitations when fall practice begins."

Smith played in 12 games this past season as a freshman, totaling 20 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. He was named one of five newcomers of the year at the annual team gala.

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfree press.com or 423-757-6524.

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