Georgia Football Practice: Keith Marshall Sidelined


Another day another tailback down for the University of Georgia football team as Keith Marshall left practice early Thursday.

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Georgia football ‘s recuperating tailback Keith Marshall left practice Thursday with a likely hamstring injury. The injury occured just a day after Georgia lost running back Sonny Michel for the remainder of the spring due to a shoulder injury. No sign was given to how long Marshall would be out.

Marshall returned with ice on his leg, according to those who were there. The injury is not believed to be a hamstring tear. Marshal was not seen at practice during the time media are allowed to observe on Friday.

After playing in the first three games of the 2014 season, rushing for just 24 yards on 12 carries, Marshall took a redshirt season.

Mark Richt discussed Marshall’s weight loss during his recuperation earlier in the spring and Anthony Dasher of reported, “He doesn’t look as top-heavy as he did when he could only really work the upper body,” Richt said back on March 17. “He looks like he’s getting where he needs to be. I’m not sure he’s down to where he needs to be, but he’s working his way to that direction.”

It’s been a dramatic year for the Marshall family. Not only has Keith Marshall’s recuperation no doubt weighed on the Marshall family, some old-fashioned hate has invaded the Marshall household in Raleigh, NC. Younger brother Marcus Marshall signed a letter of intent to play running back for Georgia Tech in January.

Hate or not, older brother Keith Marshall is taking the high road in support of his little brother. “Keith was talking ‘family united’ — those were his exact words,” said their father, Marcus Marshall in January to Michael Carvell of “Everybody else was like ‘family divided.’ But Keith was like ‘No, it’s family united.’ He said ‘We’re both down there in Georgia at good schools, and we’re going to get the opportunity to play each other.’”

“Probably 20 years from now when they’re older, they’ll enjoy going to the Georgia-Georgia Tech games together. Their kids will enjoy the fact of their father’s schools going against each other every year. It ought to be exciting.”

Excitement is guaranteed for the Marshall household.