Wednesday April 8, 2009
Athens, Ga. --- Georgia wide receiver Kris Durham will miss the 2009 season due to a shoulder injury and will redshirt during the upcoming campaign, head coach Mark Richt announced in his post-practice media session on Wednesday.
"Kris will have surgery in May and will redshirt and not play this season,"
Richt said. "It's a decision we all think is in his best interest. He wants
to make sure his senior year is a good, strong, healthy one. It's really a
sixth-month recovery time before you can go and train at full speed. That
would be a tight window to be ready. If he didn't have the option to
redshirt and have a fifth year, the decision might be different."
Durham, a 6-5, native of Calhoun, Ga., has torn the labrum in his left shoulder. He has recorded 32 receptions in 36 games played in his first
three seasons with the Bulldogs. Durham started four of 10 games played as a junior, posting 13 catches for 199 yards including a 61-yard touchdown catch against Georgia Southern. Durham, who was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III first team in 2008, missed three games last season due to ankle and hand injuries.