After suffering what turned out to be — after dire initial reports — a sprained ankle during an on-campus soccer game, it was expected that Aaron Murray would be recovered enough to participate fully in spring practice from the start.
Thursday, Murray confirmed that initial prognosis.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the start of the spring sessions, the Georgia quarterback said he’s fine and will be 100 percent when March 10 rolls around. Murray was in a walking boot for a week, but it appears the junior-to-be was more concerned about how his coach and offensive coordinator would react than he was with the injury.
“A little scare that (Mike Bobo) and (Mark Richt) were gonna rip me a new one,” Murray said. “I was lying on the ground saying, ‘I don’t want to talk to Coach Bobo right now.’ But I knew it was nothing serious.”
While Murray stated that the injury scare has led him to swearing off the playing of other sports, Richt reiterated that he’s not going encase his players in bubble wrap and lock them in a closet out of fear that they might get injured.
“I want these guys to live their lives and enjoy it,” Richt said. “It seems like no matter what you do, somebody can still stumble down the steps and get hurt. So I’ve never really done that.”