Receiver out with rib injury

Georgia probably picked a good week to be without the Southeastern Conference’s leading receiver.

A.J. Green, who leads the conference with 44 catches and 732 yards receiving, will miss Saturday’s game against FCS opponent Tennessee Tech after suffering a rib injury in last week’s loss to Florida.

Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said he expects Green to return for the Bulldogs’ Nov. 14 game against Auburn.

“The trainers said it’s one of those things where he was going to have to sit out a week, and we are very pleased it’s only a week,” Bobo said.

With Green sidelined, Bobo said Rantavious Wooten would join Tavarres King as starters in a two-receiver set.

Quarterback Joe Cox said Wooten is a candidate to take advantage of the opportunity. Wooten has only four catches for 91 yards.

“It seems like every week this year he has gotten better and better,” Cox said. “You can see in practice the plays he makes, and I think he is ready to step up and be a guy that can make plays. I think he definitely is going to be one of the guys that fills in for A.J. this week.”

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