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Bulldogs will miss reserve guard, tight end

Georgia reserve guard Reggie Weeks underwent emergency surgery last weekend for an infected leg, and the Bulldogs may find themselves even more shorthanded for Thursday's game versus Purdue in the Capital One Bowl, according to an Atlanta Constitution-Journal report.

Georgia officials told the paper that Weeks had a staph infection in his right knee, which he injured in high school. Weeks, from Smiths Station, Ala., played sparingly this season.

Guard Bartley Miller had already been scratched from the bowl game because of his sprained ankle. Starting guard Josh Brock is questionable to play because of a left shoulder injury.

Also, backup tight end Martrez Milner is questionable after spraining his left ankle on Sunday. According to the Constitution-Journal, Milner, a redshirt freshman from Oakwood, was hurt while participating in a tug-of-war contest during the bowl game's kids festival.

Milner caught one pass for 15 yards this season, but he might have played more because senior Robert Brannon is sidelined with an ankle injury. The Bulldogs are left with two tight ends, senior Ben Watson and freshman Leonard Pope.

Bulldogs coach Mark Richt left four scholarship players and three walk-ons in Athens for disciplinary reasons. The scholarship players left behind were defensive tackle Darrius Swain, fullback Chris Hickman, cornerback Paul Oliver and linebacker Marcus Howard. Swain, a sophomore, is the only player who would have played in the bowl game. Swain had 33 tackles in 12 games.

He also didn't make the trip to LSU on Sept. 20 because of discipline problems, reports the paper.