Georgia DE Derrick Lott out 4-6 weeks after injuring leg in scooter accident

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Derrick Lott, a sophomore defensive end from Kennesaw, suffered a “lower leg injury” while driving his scooter Friday afternoon.

“There was an accident around 3 or 3:30 p.m. yesterday on Butts-Mehre property,” UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said Wednesday. “The driver of a scooter made contact with a fixed object and suffered a non-serious injury. The accident scene was completed by police but no citations were issued.”

Lott was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital where surgery was performed by Dr. David Sailors Tuesday night. Lott is expected to be out four to six weeks, according to Ron Courson, UGA’s director of sports medicine.

Lott is a 6-foot-4, 303-pound sophomore out of North Cobb High School who is currently listed as the backup to DeAngelo Tyson at defensive end. He was redshirted as a freshman in 2009 following ankle surgery and played in three games last season, finishing with seven tackles and a tackle for loss.

Georgia has had more than its share of scooter incidents. Players have received all manner of citations over the years and baseball player Chance Veazey was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident with a car in 2009.

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