Trinton Sturdivant has torn right ACL

Updated: April 10, 2011, 8:46 PM ET
By Edward Aschoff | ESPN.com

University of Georgia senior offensive tackle Trinton Sturdivant is expected to miss the 2011 season after suffering his third severe knee injury.

Tests confirmed Sunday that Sturdivant tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Saturday's scrimmage, the school said in a statement.

Sturdivant will undergo surgery sometime this week and will undergo rehab at Georgia. This is the third ACL-related, season-ending injury for Sturdivant, but the first two came in his left knee.

As a freshman, Sturdivant started all 13 games of the 2007 season at left tackle, but missed all of 2008 after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his left knee. He suffered the same season-ending injury in the first game of the 2009 season.

Sturdivant started seven of the 12 games he played in during the 2010 season.

Edward Aschoff covers college football for ESPN.com.