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Georgia receiver Bailey out with torn ACL

12/22/2005 - Georgia Bulldogs

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia wide receiver Sean Bailey helped get the Bulldogs into the Sugar Bowl. Unfortunately, he won't be able to play in it.

The school announced Thursday that Bailey has a torn ACL in his right knee and will miss Georgia's matchup with West Virginia in the Nokia Sugar Bowl in Atlanta on Jan. 2.

A junior, Bailey played in 11 games this season, making 10
starts, and was second on the team with four touchdown catches. He saved one of his best performances for the Southeastern Conference championship game on Dec. 3, hauling in two TD passes in a 34-14 victory over LSU at the Georgia Dome.

Bailey, who had 16 receptions for 346 yards this season, was
injured Tuesday night during practice and further examination by the school's sports medicine staff Wednesday and an MRI
confirmed the injury as a torn ACL.

According to Ron Courson, the school's director of sports
medicine, Bailey will undergo reconstructive surgery in January.