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Thornton to miss time after surgery

12/26/2011

University of Georgia men's basketball head coach Mark Fox announced today that forward Marcus Thornton will have exploratory surgery Tuesday morning to determine the extent of an injury to his right knee.

Thornton, Georgia's leading rebounder with 5.8 rebounds per contest, injured his knee early in the first half of Friday’s game against Furman. The surgery will be performed at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens. A determination on Thornton's recovery time will be made after the surgery.

Thornton has started nine of the Bulldogs’ 12 games so far. Although not a heavy scorer, the loss of the 6-foot-7 sophomore will be tough for Georgia as Fox’s squad is inexperienced in the frontcourt.