The Georgia Bulldogs look like they will be continuing their season without star linebacker Nolan Smith as he's out with a torn pectoral muscle.

The team made the announcement on Tuesday. The linebacker is expected to have surgery on the muscle Thursday and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Smith was injured during the first half of the Georgia vs Florida game. He did not return.

The Savannah native leads the team with 3 sacks, 7 tackles, and 16 quarterback hurries.

The first-round draft prospect is still uncertain of his immediate future, with the NFL combine coming soon next year, there may be a chance of his injury effecting participation which could drop his draft stock.

If he is unable to participate in the combine, it would be possible for Smith to look into personal team workouts later in the draft process.

Now without Smith Georgia will look to pressure Tennessee Quarterback Hendon Hooker, who has over 2,000 passing yards. 21 Touchdowns and only one interception on the season. The Vols ranked No. 1 in scoring while the Bulldogs ranked 2nd in points allowed.

The undefeated Georgia Bulldogs will take on the undefeated Tennessee Volunteers in Athens for what will be the battle for the SEC East.

The winner presumably will be taking the trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship in December.

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