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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: UGA's Drew injured in scooter accident in Athens; Ga. Tech loses Thomasville native, safety Holton for season

Former TCC star Ray Drew is "day-to-day" with a bum shoulder right now for UGA.

Former TCC star Ray Drew is "day-to-day" with a bum shoulder right now for UGA.

ATHENS -- Ray Drew is pretty lucky it wasn't any worse.

The prized linebacker recruit from Thomasville was injured Sunday when he fell off a scooter he was riding on the way home from church, suffering a separated right shoulder.

Drew, who UGA coach Mark Richt called "day-to-day" in a press release sent out by the school, wrote on Twitter on Monday: "I'm so glad I don't look like what I've been through ... praise God."

Richt, in comments to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, said Drew was "very fortunate," he wasn't injured worse.

"Very thankfully, he wore his helmet," Richt told the AJC. "He landed on his helmet and his shoulder. Another good thing was the shoulder won't require any surgery. It was a separation, not a dislocation; the separation was not severe enough to warrant surgery. ... He's very fortunate it wasn't worse than it was."

Drew, one of the Bulldogs' top recruits Richt signed this offseason to make up what he later dubbed "The Dream Team," is now the third UGA athlete to be injured in a scooter accident in two years. UGA baseball player Chance Veazey was paralyzed after his scooter was struck by a car in 2009, while in July, defensive end Derrick Lott was cut badly while trying to park his scooter.

UGA A.D. Greg McGarity told the AJC the school may look into barring athletes from using scooters, which many students and student-athletes use to get around the school's Athens campus.

"We'll look at it and talk about it," McGarity told the AJC.

GEORGIA TECH'S HOLTON LOST FOR YEAR WITH TORN ACL: Georgia Tech sophomore safety Fred Holton, who was competing for a starting job, tore his Achilles' tendon in practice over the weekend and is expected to miss the season.

Holton, from Thomasville, played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2010. He had 11 tackles and forced one fumble.

Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Al Groh said Holton is "a really promising young player" who played well in the first 13 preseason practices.