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Richt says Georgia tight end Jay Rome expected to miss game at No. 7 Auburn with foot injury

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    Georgia's Rantavious Wooten, left, celebrates with teammate Jay Rome after Wooten scored a touchdown in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)The Associated Press

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    Georgia coach Mark Richt points to fans after Georgia defeated Appalachian State 45-6 in an NCAA college football game at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUTThe Associated Press

Tight end Jay Rome, who caught three passes last week in his first start of the season, is expected to miss No. 25 Georgia's game at No. 7 Auburn this week.

Rome hurt his right foot in last week's 45-6 win over Appalachian State. Rome started because senior Arthur Lynch was held out with bruised ribs.

Coach Mark Richt said Monday Lynch and receiver Chris Conley (sprained right ankle) have a chance to play against Auburn on Saturday.

Lynch hurt his ribs in Georgia's win over Florida on Nov. 2. Conley missed the Florida game after hurting his ankle on the final play of the Bulldogs' loss at Vanderbilt on Oct. 19.

With Lynch and Conley held out, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray completed passes to 13 players against Appalachian State.