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Lott out 4-6 weeks after accident

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia sophomore defensive end Derrick Lott suffered a deep cut on his lower right leg in a scooter accident Tuesday afternoon at the Butts-Mehre building, according to UGA police.

Lott was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where a "surgery repair" was performed by Dr. David Sailors, according to UGA. Lott's recovery is expected to take four-to-six weeks, per UGA director of sports medicine Ron Courson.

The one-vehicle accident happened around around 3:35 p.m., when Lott was driving his scooter through an alleyway outside Butts-Mehre when he "scraped a piece of metal and cut his leg," according to Dellinger, causing a gash that required immediate attention from EMT personnel.

"That's all I know of (in terms of injuries)," Dellinger said.

Lott played in three games last season and ended spring as a second-string defensive end behind the starting tandem of DeAngelo Tyson and Abry Jones.

The Bulldogs are expected to start preseason practice during the first few days of August. UGA coach Mark Richt has said the start date would be Aug. 2 or Aug. 3.

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