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UGa's Swafford will redshirt 2009-10 season

December 07, 2009

LAS VEGAS--Earlier this fall, Georgia men's coach__Chris Haack__ had been optimistic that All-American candidate Hudson Swafford might be able to return to the Bulldogs' lineup for the spring after undergoing surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder in August. Haack, however, confirmed with Campus Insider at the GCAA annual convention that the 22-year-old senior from Tallahassee, Fla., will sit out next semester too, taking a medical redshirt for the 2009-10 season.

"He started hitting balls last week, and actually looked pretty good," Haack said. "He didn't have any pain. But I think it just makes sense to take things slowly and not put any pressure on recovering too quickly."

Georgia will also be without Will Kropp on their roster in the spring. The 19-year-old sophomore, who had been nursing a pinched nerve in his neck, has decided to transfer to Oklahoma, citing homesickness (he hails from Edmond, Okla.)