Hunter Long (foot) could miss six weeks

August, 10, 2012
8/10/12
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Georgia offensive lineman Hunter long will miss up to six weeks with a broken left foot, according to his father Tim Long.

“I think he actually did it a couple days ago and it has been bothering him, but he had been practicing anyway,” Tim Long said. “He planted today to try and block Kwame Geathers and the load was too heavy and it popped on him. Basically it is the exact same thing [Alec] Ogletree had last year.”

Geathers weighs a whopping 355 pounds, and the stress of blocking him made a bad situation much worse.

“They said the stress fracture had been there for a while but the acute fracture today was pretty significant,” Tim said. “So they are going to operate on him Tuesday and put a screw in there. He is probably out six weeks at least.”

Hunter was getting a lot of snaps with the second string and had received a lot of compliments from the staff. His older brother Austin Long is firmly entrenched at the No. 2 left tackle spot.

Radi Nabulsi | email

Reporter, DawgNation

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