Georgia senior quarterback Aaron Murray will undergo surgery on Tuesday for a torn ACL in his left knee, the school said Sunday.
Murray’s mother, Lauren Murray, announced in a Facebook post that the surgery would be Tuesday.
Murray, a senior psychology major and all time leading passer in the SEC, suffered his career ending injury during Saturday’s 59-17 victory against Kentucky.
“He was re-evaluated by team physicians Sunday morning,” according to a statement from the school. “Murray experienced minimal swelling and it was determined to proceed with the surgery this week, according to UGA Sr. Associate Athletic Director and Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson.”
Murray ends his career with 13,166 passing yards and 121 touchdowns. He started 52 consecutive games for Georgia and nearly led the Bulldogs to the SEC title and a shot at the national title in 2012, falling just 5 yards short against Alabama.
The Bulldogs finish the regular season Saturday at Georgia Tech.
About: Aaron Murray is an American football quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs, playing under head coach Mark Richt. Murray graduated from Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, where he played under coach Robert Weiner. Wikipedia
VIDEO replay: Georgia QB Aaron Murray will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL vs. Kentucky on Saturday.
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SEC Passing Touchdown Leader
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SEC Quotes by some of the Greatest in SEC History
“If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it
takes to get people to win football games for you.” (Bear Bryant
♦“Always remember….. Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.“ (Shug Jordan of Auburn)
♦“My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.“ (Bowden Wyatt of Tennessee)
♦“I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.” (Bear Bryant)
♦“If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, ‘Roll, tide, roll!’” (Bear Bryant)
♦“When you win, nothing hurts.” (Joe Namath of Alabama)
♦“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.“ (Urban Meyer)
♦“You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.” (Paul Dietzel of LSU)
♦“When people used to see Wake Forest on the schedule, they used a pen to mark down a `W.’ We’re at the point now where we at least make them use a pencil.” (Jim Grobe)
♦“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.” (Lou Holtz of Arkansas)
♦“It’s kind of hard to rally around a math class.” (Bear Bryant)
♦“Here’s a twenty, bury two.“ (Bear Bryant after being asked to contribute ten dollars to help bury a sportswriter)
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