Georgia head coach Mark Richt said fullback Christian Payne, linebacker Reggie Carter and defensive back Rico McGraw will not play this Saturday against Southern.
Payne re-injured a cracked fibula last Saturday in Georgia's 52-20 win over South Carolina. Carter has been dealing with a sore shoulder that's been on and off since the preseason. McGraw had an arthroscopic procedure done to repair his right meniscus before this past Saturday's game. Richt has previously said McGraw shouldn't miss too much time.
With Payne out, Quayvon Hicks will assume No. 1 fullback duties. McGraw's absence means junior Quincy Mauger will likely play the star position again with freshman Johnathan Abram earning another start at safety.