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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hoops: Thompkins could be out awhile with ankle sprain

The Georgia men’s basketball team will begin its highly-expected season without its most high-profile player.

SEC preseason player of the year Trey Thompkins has a significant ankle sprain and is out at least a week and probably longer.

“It could be two weeks. It could be a month. It kind of depends on how he responds to the treatment,” Fox said. “So we basically have left it where we’re going to treat him as aggressively as we can and then re-evaluate him here in a week.”

Fox said the injury happened Saturday as Thompkins was chasing a loose ball. The Bulldogs were holding a closed scrimmage against Clemson.

Thompkins is definitely out for Thursday’s exhibition game against Augusta State. Fox called the chances "extremely slim" of Thompkins playing in next week’s season opener against Mississippi Valley State.

Georgia’s second game is against Colorado on Nov. 16, at Stegeman Coliseum. That’s followed by a trip to Saint Louis on Nov. 20 and the Old Spice Classic, a three-game tournament over Thanksgiving weekend. Notre Dame is Georgia’s first opponent in that event.

In the short term, the Bulldogs will look to the more experienced players to replace Thompkins. That means Jeremy Price and Chris Barnes will see more playing time. But Fox indicated the team could also go with smaller looks, such as 6-foot-7 freshman Marcus Thornton in the post.

Walk-on added

Fox also announced the addition of a walk-on: Austin Long, a 6-4 wing from Atlanta. Long was a starter for Greater Atlanta Christian School, which won the GHSA Class AA title in March.


Anonymous said...

Why does God hate UGA?

Anonymous said...

Seth, I've been hearing some grumblings about S&C. Can you look into that?

Anonymous said...

Nothing but bad things have happened to uga since you have got here Seth!

You leave sc and there having one of there best seasons ever?

Do you have a history of things like this Seth?

BulldogBen said...

Anon @ 5:32, seriously.

"Other than that, how was the play Ms. Lincoln?"

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:09: I assume your post is meant to be in jest, so this comment is only about your slaughtering of the English language. I corrected your post below.

"Nothing but bad things have happened to UGA since you GOT here, Seth!

"You left SC, and THEY'RE having one of THEIR best seasons ever?"

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:24 do you troll message boards looking for grammar mistakes to correct?

Does it make you feel smart?

Do you think it makes you look smart?

Do you think anyone really cares about the very small mistakes that were made in that post?

Now please correct the grammar in my post so everyone can understand it. Without people like you my post and the post above would be completely unreadable. You are doing this blog a great service. I applaud you.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:24, you missed a mistake, bud.