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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

DE Derrick Lott goes to hospital after scooter accident (updated)

Georgia defensive end Derrick Lott was involved in a scooter accident on Tuesday, leading to surgery on his lower right leg. The redshirt sophomore is expected to make a full recovery within four-to-six weeks, according to the team.

A spokesman for St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens said Wednesday morning that Lott was still at the hospital and was listed in “fair” condition.

Lott suffered a laceration to his right leg, according to a UGA police accident report.

“The driver was parking his scooter and he scrapped the side of the building and his leg. Not a real dramatic incident,” said Lt. Eric Dellinger of the UGA police department.

Dellinger added that “there was no indication that there was any impairment or anything of that matter.” There were no charges filed.

I’ll update this space when we hear something from UGA, which was waiting to see what it could say based on HIPPA regulations.

UGA football practice begins in a little under three weeks. Lott is expected to back up Abry Jones at one defensive end position.

Here's the full release from UGA:

ATHENS - University of Georgia redshirt sophomore defensive end Derrick Lott of Kennesaw suffered a lower right leg injury Tuesday in a scooter accident in the parking area of the Butts-Mehre Building.

No other vehicles were involved. A surgery repair was performed at St. Mary¹s Hospital by Dr. David Sailors. UGA Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson said full recovery is estimated at 4-6 weeks.

1 comment:

Griffin said...

Not a big correction, but it's HIPAA. I only know this because it's the focus of my job (i work at st mary's during the school year). It doesn't sound like significant time missed, does it?