Gaines out indefinitely with shoulder injury

Gaines confirmed that he sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder after chasing down a ball at the 11:59 mark of the second half. A Colorado player landed on top of him, crushing Gaines’ shoulder into the floor. His right arm is in a sling.

Immediately after the game, coach Mark Fox did not know the extent of the injury but said, “It’d be a significant blow if he’s injured and we’d have to have the next man really step up.”

Gaines said doctors did not give him an immediate timetable for his return and that he would have to take it day-by-day and see how he responds to rehab. He said the injury would keep him “out for a while.”

Luckily for the Georgia, the team will get a two-week break following Sunday’s win to focus on fall final exams. The Bulldogs’ next game is on Dec. 21 against Seton Hall in Athens.

“This break will be good for me,” Gaines said in text message.

A junior, he scored four points and had four rebounds against Colorado.

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