Oct 5, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt (left) looks on as Georgia running back Keith Marshall (4) attempts to stand after being injured during the first half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Georgia won 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia may redshirt Keith Marshall in 2014


Last season, the Georgia Bulldogs watched back up running back Keith Marshall go down with a torn ACL in the first half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers on Oct. 5. Marshall has been participating in spring ball since recovering from his shoulder but he has yet to shed the non-contact jersey, and it looks like he may never fully suit up this year.

According to Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph, Georgia is considering using a medical redshirt on Marshall and keeping him sidelined for all of 2014.

“Right now the plan is to see how far along he is, and then do what’s going to be best for him,” running backs coach Bryan McClendon said. “That’s going to be priority No. 1. To do what’s best for him. And that way, I think everybody will be able to sleep good at night.”

Marshall is a very talented back and part of one of the best running back duos in the nation, but with the Bulldogs getting a healthy Todd Gurley this season they can afford to wait with Marshall.

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