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UGA confirms torn ACL for Aaron Murray

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UPDATED 11:24 a.m. ET: Georgia confirmed very late Sunday morning that Aaron Murray has indeed suffered a torn ACL.  Because swelling in the knee was minimal, Murray will undergo surgery this week as opposed to waiting the normal 10-14 days.

Needless to say, Murray’s season and collegiate career have come to an end.

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Pardon my French, but dammit all.

Unfortunately, the rumors and speculation that have been swirling around the seriousness of the injury suffered by good-guy Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray Saturday night appear to be painfully true.  Tweets surfaced from numerous Georgia beat writers late Sunday morning that Murray’s mom had taken to social media to announce that her son suffered a torn ACL in the win over Kentucky and will undergo surgery early this coming week to repair the damage.

While Murray did not confirm his mother’s “report,” he did intimate on Twitter that the injury he suffered late in the first half was at least mildly serious.

As of yet, UGA has not confirmed the extent of Murray’s injury.  If it is indeed an ACL, it would mark the end of a prolific and record-breaking career for Murray between the hedges.

The senior holds nearly every major Bulldog single-season and career passing marks as well of a handful of SEC records.  He was also the proverbial Iron Man, starting each of the past 52 games at quarterback for UGA.  Provided the speculation is accurate, that streak will come to an end and put Hutson Mason under center for the regular-season finale against Georgia Tech and the team’s bowl game.

Mason would become the first player not named “Aaron Murray” to start at quarterback for the Bulldogs since the Dec. 28, 2009, Independence Bowl (Joe Cox).

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13 Responses to “UGA confirms torn ACL for Aaron Murray”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Nov 24, 2013 10:52 AM

    Dang that is bad news. Definitely one of the most talented prospects entering the draft this year. Hope it heals well.

  2. vikingapologist says: Nov 24, 2013 10:55 AM

    Best of luck! Vikes should take him in the 3rd , as a “Kirk cousins” type insurance pick. Lord knows they will reach for another in the 1st! Only my Vikings will blow a top3-4 pick

  3. realfootballfan says: Nov 24, 2013 11:05 AM

    Coming back for the senior season never works out for anyone.

  4. be4bama says: Nov 24, 2013 11:19 AM

    Heartbreaking news…Praying for a speedy recovery!!

  5. 1990tiger says: Nov 24, 2013 11:43 AM

    Hate to hear this about Murray and hope he heals quickly so he can play at the next level.

  6. blacknole08 says: Nov 24, 2013 11:48 AM

    Damn that sucks. Murray is a warrior though so he will rise above this.

    Good luck with the recovery!

  7. dcroz says: Nov 24, 2013 12:01 PM

    I’m sorry to hear this. Murray is a helluva player that should have been able to go out in a bowl game rather than in a drubbing of a terrible Kentucky team. Here’s hoping he makes a full recovery and is able to go on to the next level.

    On the “silver lining” side of things, though, Georgia now gets to see what Murray’s successor can do in real game conditions for the last two games of this season, instead of having to wait until the first game of next year.

  8. dhardy8207 says: Nov 24, 2013 12:17 PM

    Enjoyed watching this young man develop over his college career. Hoping for a speedy and complete recovery from this injury and much success in a hopefully promising NFL career. Dawg fans should be proud of this young man’s achievements…

  9. harbourimages says: Nov 24, 2013 6:38 PM

    Someone once wrote a book I think was entitled, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.” Well this is certainly one of those bad things. Aaron Murray is a class act, and a helluva QB. Sure hope he recovers 100% and is as big a success in the NFL as he was at UGA. All the best, young man, from a Michigan Wolverine. Sure wish you would have played for us, but so do a lot of teams! Go Dawgs and go blue (to the slaughter next weekend)….

  10. areyesrn says: Nov 25, 2013 5:00 AM

    poor Kacie McDonnell

  11. 24pointlead says: Nov 25, 2013 10:29 AM

    One of the classiest QBs to don college pads. I watched his reaction after the catch made by Auburn last week. He was obviously disappointed, but knowing every camera in the stadium would be on him, he maintained his composure. True gentleman player. All the best for a speedy recovery from this life-long Auburn fan, and alum.

  12. onlyoneleft says: Nov 25, 2013 2:15 PM

    Slurrier blames M Richt:

    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131124/PC20/131129636/1032/

  13. ningenito78 says: Nov 26, 2013 1:20 AM

    Prayers? For a hurt knee?

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