Update on Larry

Legendary announcer Larry Munson

Legendary announcer Larry Munson

The Munson family wishes to update the Bulldog nation on the health of Larry Munson. On April 4th of 2008, Larry had surgery to repair a subdural hematoma. The surgery was performed at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. The surgery went very well. A couple of weeks later Larry was moved to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA to continue his rehabilitation process.

Currently, Larry is in his final weeks of rehabilitation and expects to make a full recovery. Larry has every intention of calling the Georgia home games this season and is ready for the football season to begin. 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 Munson family wishes to personally thank all the doctors, nurses, and therapists at St. Mary’s Hospital, the Shepherd Center, and Athens Regional who have worked very hard to help Larry make a full recovery. The family would also like to thank his employer Cox Radio and the University of Georgia for being so understanding at such a crucial time in Larry’s life. Thanks again to all the fans that sent cards and letters wishing Larry well.

Go Dawgs!

The Munson Family

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Munson Expected to Return to Booth

Legendary announcer Larry Munson 

 

Legendary announcer Larry Munson

 

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia athletic director Damon Evans says he is “anticipating” the return of radio play-by-play announcer Larry Munson for home games this season following Munson’s brain surgery.

“I’m anticipating that Larry will be there,” Evans told the Athens Banner-Herald.

“Larry’s the play-by-play guy for the University of Georgia and I’m excited that he is. The most important thing is I want Larry’s health to be good for him and whatever Larry decides, we’ll deal with it and move forward. Right now that’s what the expectations are.”

Munson had blood clots removed from his brain on April 4.

“From what I know, Larry’s doing well,” Evans said, adding he has visited Munson since the surgery.

One of Munson’s family members said a statement from Munson should come within a couple of weeks. The family member said he anticipated a “very positive statement for the Bulldog Nation.”

Neil Williamson, WSB radio director of sports marketing, said he recently spoke with Munson for about 20 minutes.

“He sounded great,” Williamson said. “It’s Larry’s gig and we sure hope and fully expect he’ll be there against Georgia Southern.”

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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