October 17th, 2013 11:00 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Georgia, Vanderbilt
Tags: Georgia Bulldogs, Mark Richt, Todd Gurley, Tray Marshall, Tray Matthews
It appears the Georgia Bulldogs will once again be missing some of their bite this weekend. Star running back Todd Gurley — who’s been out for two-and-a-half games with a sprained ankle — returned to practice in limited form yesterday, but Mark Richt suggested that might not mean much come Saturday’s game with Vanderbilt. In addition, starting safety Tray Matthews — who suffered a hamstring injury two weeks ago at Tennessee — hasn’t practiced at all this week.
“(Gurley) was out there moving around and changing direction a little bit, catching a couple of balls here and there, but not at a tempo that would make you feel like he’ll have a chance (to play Saturday). If we played tomorrow he wouldn’t play tomorrow, I know that… We’re preparing to play without him…
We’ve got other people coming in and playing pretty good in (Matthew’s) spot. Obviously we’d like to have him back and have him playing, not only on defense but some special teams as well… But we’ve just got to be careful with that hamstring.”
A BCS-contender when at full strength, Georgia’s season has come undone due to multiple injuries to key players in multiple spots. As a result, this weekend’s game at 0-3 in the SEC Vanderbilt might be more of a struggle than many would assume.
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