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Georgia lost only to returning starter Horn due to knee injury

FILE - Missouri's Kobe Brown (right) vs. Georgia PJ Horn (left) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeast Conference tournament in Nashville, Tennessee this Thursday, March 11, 2021, photo from file.  Senior striker P.J. Horn, the only returning to the starting lineup for Georgia, will miss the 2021-22 season with a knee injury in training.  Georgia coach Tom Crean revealed on his Twitter account on Wednesday October 20, 2021 that Horn had season-ending surgery on his right knee last weekend.  (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey, file)

FILE – Missouri’s Kobe Brown (right) vs. Georgia PJ Horn (left) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeast Conference tournament in Nashville, Tennessee this Thursday, March 11, 2021, photo from file. Senior striker P.J. Horn, the only returning to the starting lineup for Georgia, will miss the 2021-22 season with a knee injury in training. Georgia coach Tom Crean revealed on his Twitter account on Wednesday October 20, 2021 that Horn had season-ending surgery on his right knee last weekend. (NWN Photo / Mark Humphrey, file)

FILE – Missouri’s Kobe Brown (right) vs. Georgia PJ Horn (left) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeast Conference tournament in Nashville, Tennessee this Thursday, March 11, 2021, photo from file. Senior striker P.J. Horn, the only returning to the starting lineup for Georgia, will miss the 2021-22 season with a knee injury in training. Georgia coach Tom Crean revealed on his Twitter account on Wednesday October 20, 2021 that Horn had season-ending surgery on his right knee last weekend. (NWN Photo / Mark Humphrey, file)

ATHENS, Georgia (NWN) – Senior striker P.J. Horn, Georgia’s only starting lineup, will miss the 2021-22 season with a knee injury in training.

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Georgia coach Tom Crean said on Wednesday, Twitter that Horn had season-ending right knee surgery last weekend. He said Horn injured his knee when he “hit his knees in a scrum, lost his balance and fell awkwardly.”

Horn spent his first three seasons at Virginia Tech before starting all 26 games in Georgia last season. He averaged 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. His 46 three-pointers topped the team.

Kreen called Horn’s loss “a serious blow to us.” Horn was expected to provide stability and leadership in the renewed lineup.

Krin said in his Twitter writes that Horn “played so well and showed great leadership as our lead returning player, but more because he is such a wonderful person and one of the best people I have ever coached. He cares deeply for his teammates. “

The Bulldogs’ top scorers from Team 14-12 last season, defenders Sakhvir Wheeler and KD Johnson moved to Kentucky and Auburn respectively.

Creene had to rely heavily on the transfer portal to rebuild his squad.

According to the results of media voting, Georgia finished last in the Southeast Conference with 14 teams released on Tuesday.

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