Bulldogs safety Richard LeCounte III injured in crash hours after starring in game

Bulldogs safety Richard LeCounte III injured in crash hours after starring in game

ATHENS, Ga. — Just hours after having one of the best games of his college career, Georgia Bulldogs safety Richard LeCounte finds himself in an Athens hospital after a scary crash Saturday night.

Athens-Clarke County Police say LeCounte was riding his Yamaha dirt-bike on Macon Highway around Sunset Saturday night when ran into a car turning left towards a nearby gas station. Police say the impact sent LeCounte and his dirt-bike back into the road where it hit another car.

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UGA’s Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson released this statement about LeCounte’s accident:

"Richard LeCounte was injured in a motor-vehicle accident Saturday evening in Athens. He was transported to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center where he was treated in the trauma center. He is still in the hospital for further medical care. His injuries are not life-threatening and a full recovery is expected.

“We would like to thank the emergency medical technicians, physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel who helped care for Richard. Richard’s family would also like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this time, " said Courson,

The injury happened after the 'Dawgs beat Kentucky in Lexington, 14-3 Saturday in a game that kicked off at noon and finished shortly after 2:30 p.m.

The senior safety was one of the games stars, finishing with 13 tackles and a fumble recovery for defense that held Kentucky to only three points.



The win kept Georgia, 5-1, in the lead for the SEC East title ahead of their rivalry clash with the University of Florida Saturday, Nov. 7 in Jacksonville.

It’s unclear at this time if LeCounte will miss any games.

Richard LeCounte III (Liberty County) enrolls at UGA