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Todd Gurley Injury: Georgia RB will not return

Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) runs the ball against the LSU Tigers during the first quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs elite running back Todd Gurley injured his ankle on a 23-yard run, and that long rush signaled the end of Gurley’s day. He was taken to the locker room, and then he was seen on the sideline wearing street clothes and a walking boot on his left foot. It is anyone’s guess as to the nature or severity of the injury that Todd Gurley has sustained, but it is a guarantee that we won’t see him return in today’s big SEC showdown against the LSU Tigers.

That’s a shame, too, because Todd Gurley was just running it all over the LSU defense to the tune of 73 yards on eight carries. Losing a player the caliber of Gurley always hurts, especially in games as big as this one. However, the Bulldogs have an excellent No. 2 back in Keith Marshall, as Marshall and Gurley form the best running back duo in the country. As of this very moment, Marshall is also in the midst of a great game with 78 rushing yards on 11 carries.

We can only hoped that Georgia’s key starting running back isn’t going to miss any games after this, but the fact that he is in a walking boot already means that the early outlook isn’t exactly good. For now, Marshall will have to carry the Bulldogs rushing attack, and Aaron Murray will have to match Zach Mettenberger (8.3 yards per attempt today with no picks) throw-for-throw.

Topics: Football, Georgia Bulldogs, Keith Marshall, Todd Gurley

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