UGA's Richt has hip-replacement surgery

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 7:46 AM
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 1:28 AM
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ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football coach Mark Richt underwent hip replacement surgery this weekend at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Richt indicated in November that he would need the surgery to alleviate pain from a swing-set injury that occurred 25 years ago when he swung too high showing off for his wife and landed on his hip on the ground.

He had said the earliest possible time for the

surgery would be after signing day, which is Wednesday, but he underwent the operation just days before.

Georgia has a signing-day press conference on Wednesday “still on the schedule but obviously we’ll see how he’s doing by then,” spokesman Claude Felton said via email Sunday night. Richt was “fine” but remained in the hospital on Sunday, Felton said.

Richt, who turns 53 on Feb. 18, said during the season he felt like he pulled a hip flexor muscle during a workout and had trouble sleeping at night. The pain later spread to his knee and ankle.

“I don’t want it to affect other joints in my body, so I’m thinking it’s about time to do it,” Richt had said.

Richt’s surgery came four weeks before Georgia is slated to start spring practices on March 2.

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Jake 02/04/13 - 08:36 pm

I don't know if I buy his reason for the initial injury. More likely he wants to repair his hip spur(rier) and never be bothered with him, I mean it, again.

Darby 02/05/13 - 05:22 pm
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