Unfortunately for Georgia, the injury perspective in its backfield is not looking any better than it was Saturday evening.
Keith Marshall suffered a season-ending knee injury in the win over Tennessee Saturday. Marshall started the game because Todd Gurley was sidelined with an ankle he suffered the week before.
The way it sounds now, Gurley’s absence could very well bleed into this weekend as well.
Tuesday afternoon, head coach Mark Richt said Gurley is “doubtful” for this weekend’s home game with Missouri. The sophomore running back has not practiced since suffering the injury in the win over then-No. 6 LSU, and won’t practice today as well.
Gurley (450 yards) and Marshall (246) have accounted for nearly 65 percent of UGA’s rushing offense this season. If Gurley is unable to go, it would appear the Bulldogs would turn to J.J. Green to carry the bulk of the running game load; stepping in for the injured Marshall, the freshman rushed for 129 yards on 17 carries in the win over UT.
Richt also stated that starting safety Tray Matthews is doubtful due to hamstring issue. Matthews missed the Vols game due to the injury.