Georgia star safety Richard LeCounte out indefinitely after auto accident

Florida QB Kyle Trask will face a UGA secondary that will be without its leader Richard LeCounte on Saturday in Jacksonville.

Georgia senior safety Richard LeCounte was reportedly injured in a car accident last night in Athens. LeCounte, a second-team preseason All-American in Phil Steele’s magazine, suffered a shoulder injury and other minor cuts and bruises that’ll cause him to miss multiple games, including Saturday’s crucial SEC East showdown vs. Florida.

LeCounte had 13 tackles and three passes broken up in Saturday’s 14-3 win at Kentucky. In UGA’s first five games, he’s recorded 26 tackles, four PBU, three interceptions and one tackle for loss. As a junior in 2019, LeCounte produced 61 tackles, 4.5 TFL’s, four interceptions and three PBU.

Three other UGA players were injured in the non-covering win at UK as a 17-point road favorite. Lewis Cine, Jordan Davis and Julian Rochester left the game against the Wildcats and didn’t return. Also, starting sophomore WR George Pickens didn’t make the trip to Lexington due to an upper-body injury.

Georgia has beaten Florida three times in a row. The Gators haven’t dropped four straight to the Bulldogs since the 1980s.

UF blasted Missouri 41-14 last night as a 13.5-point home ‘chalk.’ Dan Mullen’s team was playing without three starters in the secondary — senior safety Shawn Davis, senior CB Marco Wilson and junior safety Donovan Stiner. That trio, several reserves and Evan McPherson, one of the nation’s premier kickers, were ‘out’ vs. Missouri after testing positive for COVID-19.

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