Sep 28, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (center without jersey) shown on the sideline after leaving the game with an injury during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated LSU 44-41. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia RB Todd Gurley 'real close' to returning to team

The Georgia Bulldogs dropped their second game of the season on Saturday, somewhat of a blowout loss, to the Missouri Tigers. It was a loss that dropped Georgia out of the Top 10 and virtually erased any hopes that the Dawgs had of eventually playing for a national title.

Now a case can certainly be made that the team suffered from missing a plethora of players on offense, as the injury bug has bitten the team hard in the last few weeks.

But, fortunately for coach Mark Richt and the rest of the team, one of those offensive stars may be ready to return sooner rather than later.

Bruising running back Todd Gurley has missed the last two games with an ankle sprain, but according to Richt, he may be able to return to help the team out as early as this week against Vanderbilt.

“I’ll say this: He’s close. He’s real close,” Richt said.

Richt also did, however, go on to say that they were still going to be cautious with the return, so as not do further damage the star’s progression.

“I think what we want is a really healthy Todd Gurley,” Richt said. “We want him to be at his best. We don’t want him to go in there without being full speed because if you do it’s not really safe for him. It also can cause another setback that might set him down even longer.

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