The Georgia Bulldogs lost their All-SEC quarterback last night after Aaron Murray injured his left knee and needed assistance from trainers to leave the field late in the second quarter of the Dawgs’ game against the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday night. UK defensive end Za’Darius Smith threw Murray to the turf after Murray’s pass was deflected and picked off by linebacker Khalid Henderson.
Murray was assisted to the locker room by the Georgia medical trainers, and it appears as though he suffered an ACL injury that will knock him out of action for the rest of the year:
Georgia QB Aaron Murray will have surgery to repair an ACL injury on Tuesday, his mother posted on social media.
— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) November 24, 2013
In the first quarter, Murray passed the 3,000 yard-mark for the season in passing yardage, which made him the first quarterback in SEC history to reach that number in four seasons. Last season he became the first SEC quarterback to do it in even three seasons. He finished the night 18/23 for 183 YDS and 4 TDs.
Georgia finishes the regular season next Saturday on the road against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. This is a very sad way to see the great career of Murray end, and here’s to a speedy recovery for him as he now pursues his dreams of playing football in the NFL. He figures to be a third or fourth-round pick in next May’s NFL Draft.
Hopefully, this injury does not cause his stock to fall and prevent him from going to the NFL combine or doing individual workouts for teams. It does look as though he will not participate in the Senior Bowl, which he accepted an invitation to this past week.