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Injured Michel to miss rest of Georgia spring

ATHENS - Georgia tailback Sony Michel has re-injured his collarbone and is expected to miss the rest of spring practice, head coach Mark Richt confirmed.

The injury will not require an operation, added Richt.

"He should be fine in a matter of weeks," Richt said. "But he probably won't participate the rest of spring."

Michel, who missed five games last year with the injury, was out of uniform during Thursday's practice, watching the running backs. He spent a few minutes talking with Herschel Walker, who is hanging around his former program this week.

The collarbone should heal in time for Michel to participate in summer workouts, or in time for preseason practice at the latest. He was out six weeks, including a bye week, with the injury last season.

Michel had 410 rushing yards and five touchdowns in eight games last season, also catching seven passes, one for a touchdown.

Georgia is still well-stocked at tailback this spring, led by Nick Chubb, a healthy Keith Marshall, Brendan Douglas, and also a newly healthy A.J. Turman.

There is one other injuries to report on the offensive side: Receivers Shakenneth Williams and Charlie Hegedus are out for now with with hamstring injuries, according to Richt.

"Not sure how severe those will be," Richt said. "Will they get any more spring (action), that remains to be seen."

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