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Marcus Thornton injury: Georgia center out with a concussion

Georgia will be without its leading scorer and rebounder for Saturday's game against South Carolina.

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Thornton was declared out for Saturday's game against South Carolina due to a concussion. The Bulldogs will be without their leading scorer and rebounder as they look to extend their winning streak to six straight games.

Thornton suffered the injury in the first half of Tuesday's win over Vanderbilt. He was fouled on a dunk attempt when he was fouled by a Vanderbilt player and crashed hard to the ground. Thornton got up and made both free throws but started to experience some concussion related symptoms during the second half. He has been entered into Georgia's concussion protocol and won't be allowed to play again until he is cleared.

Yante Maten will likely replace Thornton in the starting lineup and Houston Kessler will likely see an increase in playing time. Thornton is averaging 13.3 points and 7.3 rebounds and has been the one constant for this Bulldogs team this season.