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Georgia OLB Davin Bellamy sat out Southern game with concussion

Jason Butt


Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy (17) has started two games in 2015.
Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy (17) has started two games in 2015.

Georgia sophomore outside linebacker Davin Bellamy missed Saturday's 48-6 win over Southern due to a concussion, head coach Mark Richt said.

Richt said Bellamy's symptoms are lessening but that he wasn't ready to play against the Jaguars. Bellamy is coming off two consecutive starts against Vanderbilt and South Carolina.

"He's headed in a good direction," Richt said about Bellamy's status for next week's game against Alabama.

Richt added he hadn't spoken with Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson about Bellamy on Saturday. Bellamy was present for the game but was wearing street clothes. It was first noticed that he wouldn't be suiting up during Georgia's pre-game walk to the stadium.

This season, Bellamy has six tackles and two quarterback hurries.

With Bellamy out, sophomore outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter saw more time on first and second downs during Georgia's win. Carter recorded three tackles.

Earlier this week, Richt ruled inside linebacker Reggie Carter out due to a nagging shoulder injury. While Carter didn’t play, he did dress out for the game. Sophomore fullback Christian Payne (fibula) and freshman defensive back Rico McGraw (knee) did not play Saturday.