There was some good news and some bad news today for fans of the Georgia Bulldogs. The good news is that running back Todd Gurley, who injured his ankle against the LSU Tigers last weekend, was able to warm up before Wednesday’s practice. The bad news is that he wasn’t able to fully participate and is still questionable for Georgia’s upcoming game against Tennessee.
Though the inability to practice is disconcerting, Georgia head coach Mark Richt said he’d have no problem letting Gurley play on Saturday sans practice (if Gurley is healthy enough, that is):
There’s no drop-dead. There used to be, I think, but a lot of times, it just depends on a guy and what type of veteran he is. If you think he has to practice Wednesday and Thursday in order to be mentally prepared to play, you might say, ‘Hey, he’s got to practice.’ But if a guy knows what to do and he feels great on Saturday even though he didn’t feel good on Wednesday, I think I’d still play him anyway (ESPN).
If Gurley is still sidelined on Saturday, sophomore sensation Keith Marshall will get the starting nod. Man, it must be nice having such a deep backfield.