Originally created 08/06/02

Dogs lose two to injuries; one quits



ATHENS, Ga. -- Starting Georgia offensive tackle George Foster is expected to be out 12 weeks after dislocating his wrist in an automobile accident on U.S. 441 in Madison on Saturday.

Foster is one of three players lost to the Bulldogs in recent days.

The senior from Macon underwent surgery Sunday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, and doctors inserted pins into his wrist.

Senior Kareem Marshall will probably move into Foster's starting position. Jon Stinchcomb starts at the other tackle position.

Marquis "Mudcat" Elmore, a signee from Charlton County High School, faces surgery Tuesday for a herniated disc. Elmore, who was expected to contend for playing time at defensive end or linebacker, has had a chronic lower back condition, according to Ron Courson, Georgia's director of sports medicine.

Freshman defensive end Aaron Scranton of Buford, the MVP of the Georgia-Florida High School All-star Game in December, told coach Mark Richt on Monday that he has decided to leave the team to pursue a career in professional kick boxing.