Mark Richt finally took care of an old swing accident — yes, a swing accident — that’s caused him to have hip pain for decades. Georgia’s coach had hip-replacement surgery on Saturday. During the fall, Richt had said that he would have the surgery between signing day and spring practice. Instead, he had the procedure three days before signing day. A school spokesman said, “He’ll have to tell you why (he had the surgery Saturday) and he’s still in the hospital.”
Richt — who’ll turn 53 in two weeks — is scheduled to hold a news conference on Wednesday, but spokesman Claude Felton said, “We’ll just have to see how he’s doing.” Rivals.com currently ranks Georgia’s class as the 10th best in the nation.
The 2013 season will be his 13th at the head of the Bulldogs’ program.