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Munson ready for his 43rd season at Georgia

POSTED: August 5, 2008 5:00 a.m.

ATHENS, Ga. — Longtime Georgia play-by-play announcer Larry Munson is nearly recovered from brain surgery and looking forward to his 43rd season in the radio booth.

The 85-year-old Munson underwent surgery April 4 to remove blood clots from his brain.

"Currently, Larry is in his final weeks of rehabilitation and expects to make a full recovery," the Munson family said in a statement Friday. "Larry has every intention of calling the Georgia home games this season and is ready for the football season to begin."

In order to handle his radio duties, Munson will have to cut back on the rest of his schedule, the statement added.

"In order for Larry to uphold the great Georgia tradition of calling the play by play for your Bulldogs, he will have to limit speaking engagements, autograph sessions, and interviews so all his energy can be focused on calling the games," the family said.

Georgia opens its season at home against Georgia Southern on Aug. 30.

Munson worked only home games and a game at Georgia Tech last season. His normal color analyst, Scott Howard, took over play-by-play duties on road games, and former Georgia quarterback Eric Zeier joined the broadcast team.



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