Marcus Thornton (concussion) not expected to play for Georgia at Kentucky tomorrow night, per source. Mark Fox could confirm shortly.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) February 2, 2015
Georgia is coming off of a disappointing loss to South Carolina on Saturday without Thornton and things are getting easier any time soon. Thornton leads the team in scoring and rebounding and is stabilizing force within the team. Freshman Yante Maten started in place of Thornton against South Carolina and finished with three points and six rebounds in 18 minutes before fouling out.
Thornton suffered the concussion in last week's win over Vanderbilt when he was fouled hard on a dunk attempt. He finished the game but developed concussion related symptoms and entered Georgia's concussion protocol.
A matchup with the undefeated Wildcats wasn't going to be easy with a fully healthy roster. Now the situation is about to get much more difficult.
Thornton will be retested as part of the concussion protocol later this afternoon. His status will officially be updated then.
Georgia forward Marcus Thornton will be retested this afternoon in concussion protocol, Mark Fox said.— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) February 2, 2015
UPDATE - 3:30 p.m
Georgia has confirmed that Thornton is out for Tuesday's game against Kentucky
Georgia says forward and leading scorer Marcus Thornton remains out for game at Kentucky due to concussion sustained last Tuesday.— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) February 2, 2015