Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt called star running back Todd Gurley “day to day” on Sunday, a label that should allow Georgia fans to breathe a sigh of relief. Gurley sprained his left ankle in the second quarter of Georgia’s 44-41 win over the LSU Tigers on Saturday and spent the rest of the game on the sideline. (For those who watched the fateful play live, it looked like the injury was potentially more severe.)
Richt said Gurley, the team leader in rushing with 450 yards on the season, won’t need surgery. The head coach also said that Gurley’s injury means freshmen Brendan Douglas and J.J. Green must step up in practice this week:
We’ve just got to kind of wait and see what’s going to happen. They’re definitely going to get more reps in practice because I don’t see Gurley going full speed Monday or Tuesday. Like I said, we’ve just got to kind of go day by day with it. My guess is Gurley’s going to be limited in the amount of practice reps he takes, so these guys have got to get those reps and be ready to play (ESPN).
With Douglas, Green, and, of course, Keith Marshall, the Georgia running game shouldn’t suffer too much against the Tennessee Volunteers next week. We wish Gurley the best of luck with his rehabilitation, and we hope he can step back on the field soon.