Georgia RB Brown Could Miss Six Weeks With Broken Collarbone

Georgia could be without senior running back Thomas Brown for more than a month

Oct. 8, 2007

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Still reeling from a lopsided loss at Tennessee, Georgia could be without senior running back Thomas Brown for more than a month.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that Brown, the Bulldogs' second-leading rusher, will miss four to six weeks with a broken collarbone.

According to the newspaper, Brown likely suffered the injury against Tennessee, but Georgia coach Mark Richt said he could not be 100 percent sure that the injury did not occur a week earlier against Mississippi.

"It's a shame," Richt told the newspaper. "He is probably the toughest guy on our team. I know he would play with it. He might've played a week with it. I don't even know if it happened last week." Brown, who also returns kickoffs, started Georgia's first six games, rushing for 413 yards and six touchdowns on 76 carries.

Against Tennessee, he carried only six times for 20 yards.

The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the Southeastern Conference.

"It's tough but he will lead from the sidelines and guys will step up," Richt said. "They've got to." The injury likely means more playing time for Kregg Lumpkin, who returned to the lineup against Tennessee following surgery for a thumb injury.

Knowshown Moreno is Georgia's leading rusher with 462 yards and three TDs on 91 carries.

Brown also missed the second half of last season with a torn ACL suffered on a kickoff return against Vanderbilt.

If Brown misses a month, he could return for Georgia's final three games against Auburn, Kentucky and Georgia Tech.