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Injury knocks Vasser out for season

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia junior linebacker Chase Vasser will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, which will prematurely end his 2012 season.

Vasser has missed the past three games because of the injury, which was initially listed by UGA as a shoulder sprain. He played in five games this season as the outside linebacker in Georgia's base 3-4 defense after being suspended for the first two games, totaling 19 tackles.

Freshman Jordan Jenkins has been starting in Vasser's role.

According to UGA sports medicine director Ron Courson, Vasser is expected to make a full recovery. Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital.

The usual recovery time for this injury is four-to-six months, so Vasser at this point would likely be considered questionable for full-contact work during spring practice prior to his senior season.

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