Sep 28, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; 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 running back Todd Gurley returned to practice on Monday

The injury-decimated Georgia Bulldogs got some good news on Monday as star running back Todd Gurley practiced for the first time in a non-contact jersey since hurting his ankle against the LSU Tigers.

According to Georgia fullback Quayvon Hicks, one of the biggest benefits of Gurley returning is the leadership he brings to the team:

He’s like the motivation to keep us working. He’s like that clown (where) you may mess up on this play, but he’s gonna put a smile on your face the next play and say, Don’t worry about it. So not only having him out there as a running back, but having him out there as a leader (The Macon Telegraph).

Gurley was a dominant force for the Bulldogs last season, rushing for 1,385 yards and 17 touchdowns. Before suffering the ankle injury against LSU, Gurley had 450 yards and four touchdowns on the season.

The Bulldogs, 4-3 on the year, will take on the 4-3 Florida Gators this Saturday.

[Source: The Macon Telegraph]

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