Report: Georgia’s Fears Confirmed, Todd Gurley Has Torn ACL


The return of Todd Gurley, exciting as it was, was short-lived, as fears were confirmed today that Gurley indeed suffered a torn ACL against Auburn.

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  • The one fear that most fans, and probably the Georgia coaching staff, had for Todd Gurley was that the over one-month long layoff would lead to possible injuries.

    With just over five minutes to go in the game against Auburn on Saturday, Gurley winced in pain and fell in a heap to the ground, suffering what head coach Mark Richt characterized as a “non-contact injury” to his left knee.

    Today MRIs were done, and confirmed that Gurley tore the ACL in his left knee, according to a report from

    As much as it pains the Bulldog Nation to hear that their star running back is now officially done for the season, this is probably more of a blow to NFL teams who were scouting Gurley as a possible star running back of their own.

    Gurley will probably require surgery and extensive rehab to repair the knee, as several of his Georgia teammates can attest to, including wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell and running back Keith Marshall.

    If there is a silver lining for the Bulldogs, its that Gurley can now opt to stay at Georgia and use his remaining eligibility to bet back to full form running the ball once his knee is healthy. Or he could decide to go the route of using the offseason to rehab, and take his chances in the NFL draft this upcoming spring.

    Georgia has two remaining regular season games left — Charleston Southern and Georgia Tech — and then a possible trip to the SEC Championship game, dependent on Missouri losing at least one of its remaining games.

    Nick Chubb…the job is yours, young man.

    (Do we give Bryan Allen the assist on this one?)