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Georgia's depleted secondary takes another hit

ATHENS -- Georgia's depleted secondary took another hit Saturday when strong safety Shawn Williams injured his knee.

Coach Mark Richt said after the team's scrimmage that Williams likely won't need surgery.

"We think it's a non-op situation," Richt told reporters. "He's in there doing fine right now."

The Bulldogs are hoping to contend for a national title in 2012, but they're getting short in the secondary.

Offseason arrests resulted in a two-game suspension for cornerback Sanders Commings (domestic dispute) and at least a one-game suspension for Branden Smith (marijuana).

All-American free safety Bacarri Rambo could face a marijuana-related suspension, too. Rambo's high school coach told The Associated Press last week that the player will be suspended for the first four games of the season after meeting with Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity.

Richt and the university have yet to address Rambo's issue publicly.

After Saturday's 90-minute morning scrimmage, Richt indicated that freshman tailback Keith Marshall, a star signee from this year's recruiting class, will miss the G-Day game with a sore hamstring.

Senior tailback Richard Samuel is likely to be out with a concussion.

"I think the G-Day game will be a success if everybody gets to play between the hedges and in front of a good Georgia crowd," Richt said. "I want this game to be a celebration of Georgia football."

Georgia, which went 10-4 last season and won the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division, will have three practices next week before G-Day.