Georgia tight end Jay Rome to miss Auburn game

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Tight end Jay Rome, who caught three passes last week in his first start of the season, is expected to miss No. 25 Georgia’s game at No. 7 Auburn this week.

Rome hurt his right foot in last week’s 45-6 win over Appalachian State. Rome started because senior Arthur Lynch was held out with bruised ribs.

Coach Mark Richt said Monday that Lynch and receiver Chris Conley (sprained right ankle) have a chance to play against Auburn on Saturday.

Lynch hurt his ribs in Georgia’s win over Florida on Nov. 2.

Conley missed the Florida game after hurting his ankle on the final play of the Bulldogs’ loss at Vanderbilt on Oct. 19.

NEBRASKA: Injured quarterback Taylor Martinez might have played his last snap for the Cornhuskers.

Asked on Monday about the possibility of Martinez, who has been limited to four games because of injuries to his shoulder, hip, abdomen and foot, playing again this season, coach Bo Peini said, “I don’t know if the chances are real good.”

FLORIDA STATE: Backup quarterback Jacob Coker will undergo surgery on his knee today.

Coach Jimbo Fisher made the announcement Monday. He says the second-ranked Seminoles won’t know how long Coker will be out until after surgery and they learn how much damage there is to the QB’s meniscus.

INDIANA: Might not have its top running back against No. 17 Wisconsin this weekend.

Coach Kevin Wilson said Monday that Tevin Coleman is likely to sit out Saturday’s game with a sprained ankle.


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