Johnathan Taylor Will Be Going To Shepherd Center In Atlanta

March 7, 2011

ATHENS --- University of Georgia junior outfielder Johnathan Taylor will move to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta later this week to continue his rehabilitation after being injured during Sunday's baseball game with Florida State.

Taylor, a 5-8, 181-pound native of Acworth, Ga., underwent neck surgery to stabilize his spine Monday at St. Mary's Hospital.

A website where individuals can send Johnathan messages and check for updates has been set up by the family. To send a note to Johnathan and the family, please visit:

The son of Tandra and John Taylor, Johnathan has appeared in 117 games in his Bulldog career including 91 starts. He owns a .312 career batting average. A Consumer Economics major, he was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2009 and the UGA Athletic Director's Honor Roll in 2010.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to J.T. and his family during this difficult time," said Georgia coach David Perno. "J.T. is very tough and that is going to help him during his recovery."

The Bulldogs will embark on a nine-game road trip starting Tuesday at Mercer and includes a weekend trip to California for games against UCLA, USC and Saint Mary's



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