Jan 1, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Richard LeCounte (2) is tackled by Baylor Bears wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (81) after an interception in the first quarter at the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

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Georgia S LeCounte injured in traffic collision

Georgia senior safety Richard LeCounte was injured in a traffic collision on Saturday after the Bulldogs’ win over Kentucky.

ESPN, citing reports from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, said LeCounte was riding a dirt bike that hit a vehicle as it was making a left turn. The impact of that crash sent the dirt bike into another car.

He was taken to the hospital with a shoulder injury, cuts and bruises, ESPN reported, adding he was expected to miss a few weeks of action.

“Richard LeCounte was injured in a motor-vehicle accident Saturday evening in Athens,” Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson said in a statement Sunday. “He was transported to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center where he was treated in the trauma center. He is still in the hospital for further medical care. His injuries are not life-threatening and a full recovery is expected.”

The incident occurred after the Bulldogs returned home after their 14-3 win in Lexington, Ky. LeCounte had a career-high 13 tackles, a fumble recovery and three passes defended in the game.

He has 176 tackles and eight interceptions in 43 games over three-plus seasons with Georgia.

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