For those holding out hope Todd Gurley would return to Georgia’s lineup this weekend, you can stop holding your breath.
In a not-so-unexpected development, the running back is not playing in the Bulldogs’ game against Vanderbilt today. This marks the third consecutive game Gurley has missed due to a high-ankle sprain.
Gurley suffered the injury in the Sept. 28 win over LSU. He has yet to full participate in practice as the injury, as that type usually does, continues to linger.
Sidelining Gurley comes a couple of days after head coach Mark Richt said UGA was “preparing to play without him,” which came a few days after Richt said he was optimistic the sophomore was “real close” to a return. How long Gurley will continue to be sidelined is the great unknown for a Bulldogs team ravaged by injuries.
Because of Gurley’s ongoing ankle issue, and with Gurley’s backup, Keith Marshall, sidelined for the season with a knee injury, the onus in the running game will once again fall on J.J. Green. The past two games, Green has rushed for 216 yards and averaged 7.4 yards per carry.