Georgia Bulldogs Beat Auburn, but Net Key Losses In the Process

Kimberley Nash@sambrooklynSenior Writer INovember 16, 2009

ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 03: A.J. Green #8 of the Georgia Bulldogs pulls in a touchdown reception against Chris Hawkins #29 of the Louisiana State University Tigers at Sanford Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Bacarri Rambo makes big play but gives big scare...

Georgia Bulldog safety, Bacarri Rambo, gave fans quite a scare on Saturday night after a routine hit turned into some cautious moments on the field post-play.

Rambo lay motionless for several minutes after he laid a huge fourth-quarter hit on Auburn wide receiver Mario Fannin. The play jarred the ball loose inside the red zone and ultimately sealed the Bulldogs' victory.

However, as fans looked on with obvious dread and concern, it was clear that Rambo's ball-jarring hit meant more than just stopping Auburn on 3rd-and-11. Rambo could likely be out for the remainder of the season.

As of now, Rambo has been assessed and all tests are normal. He will be reassessed on a daily basis by the Georgia medical staff after being released from St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, GA. His status for the two remaining games is still uncertain.

Georgia will face Kentucky next and that means the return of Bryan Evans. Evans has been unimpressive for the majority of the season and was in on the final play of the game by Auburn—teams have not been shy about throwing to his area of the field this year.

Hopefully, he will be focused and ready next week against the Wildcats, who are also 6-4 this season and coming off a 308-yard rushing performance against Vandy last weekend.

As for Rambo, the hope is that he will be back in time for the season finale against Georgia Tech (fingers crossed).

A.J. Green on the mend...

A.J. Green's return to the field on Saturday was short-lived as he took a hard fall in the 2nd quarter and missed the rest of the game for the Dawgs.

Green has been the bread and butter player for Georgia this season and it is hoped that this current injury will not slow him down any further.

He is unlikely to return for the Kentucky game this weekend but the Tech game is a possibility.

On the positive side, if there is one to be had, both Rantavious Wooten and Israel Troupe are likely to see more time if Green is not able to make it back this season. Troupe looked good on Saturday, making two catches for 62 yards and a score.

It would be nice to see Green return before we face the Rambling Wreck, but if he's unable to go, the experience will be invaluable for the younger guys who are likely to be making more waves next season.


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