Saturday, May 15

UGA football safety Richard LeCounte injured in traffic accident after returning from Kentucky game – Online Athens

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Georgia football senior safety Richard LeCounte was involved in a traffic accident involving multiple vehicles after returning to Athens following Saturday’s game at Kentucky.

His injuries don’t appear to require surgery and LeCounte is responsive, according to Frank Sulkowski of Savannah’s WJCL-TV who spoke with LeCounte’s mother Erika.

Athens-Clarke County police responded Saturday evening to the area of 520 Macon Highway to investigate the accident, according to information provided to the Athens Banner-Herald by Sgt. John Williams late Saturday night.

LeCounte was transported to a local hospital and family and team officials were notified. The investigation is ongoing.

Police did not know the extent of LeCounte’s injuries, but cited sources to report that LeCounte sustained a concussion and injuries to his ribs while riding a motorcycle.

Georgia’s chartered planes arrived in Athens after 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

LeCounte had a career-high 13 tackles, recovered a fumble — the sixth of his career — and had three pass breakups in the 14-3 victory.

The preseason All-American from Riceboro and Liberty County High graduate leads Georgia with three interceptions and is third on the team with 26 tackles.

His 33 career starts are the most of any current Georgia player, and he’s started 23 games in a row.

Georgia plays Florida in Jacksonville on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

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