Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) runs the ball against the North Texas Mean Green during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated North Texas 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Gurley makes the trip to Tennessee

Georgia Bulldogs superstar running back Todd Gurley went down with a left ankle injury during last week’s big game against the LSU Tigers, and he was able to avoid being significantly injured. Not only that, but Georgia was able to turn down a tough test from the Tigers, so it was great news all-around for Georgia. Gurley only suffered an ankle sprain, and Georgia head coach Mark Richt labeled him as day-to-day, which was a big reason for optimism.

Now, Georgia Bulldogs beat writer Seth Emerson is reporting that Todd Gurley has made the trip with his teammates to Knoxville, so there is a solid shot that Gurley plays in today’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers. Emerson adds that safety Tray Matthews hasn’t made the trip, so that is one bit of bad news for Georgia fans.

I don’t think Gurley ends up playing today, and he is reportedly not expected to play. I mean, why else would he make the trip with the team to Tennessee? If he is able to play, expect the Bulldogs to really limit his workload, especially since No. 2 back Keith Marshall is a star player in his own right. Gurley’s long-term health is obviously key, because he is such a special player and means so much to this club. He was able to run for 73 yards on just eight carries last week against a tough LSU defense, so Gurley could still be a major factor for the Bulldogs even with just a few carries against the Vols.

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