For a few hours on Monday, there was plenty of worry for Georgia fans about the health of starting quarterback Aaron Murray.
It turned out that the sophomore sustained only a sprained right ankle Saturday playing a pick-up game of soccer, according to the school, which said late in the afternoon that Murray should be ready for the start of spring practice.
An earlier report said Murray broke his ankle in two places, which caused consternation in Bulldog Nation.
Not so, said Georgia, which said Murray was examined Monday by team physicians. X-rays were negative. An MRI confirmed the sprain.
“Thanks for all the prayers and concerns,” Murray tweeted on Monday night, “but (it’s) just a little sprain and (I’ll) be up and going in no time.”
Georgia begins spring practices on March 10 before spring break and then resumes them on March 22
Murray will undergo rehabilitation under the supervision of the sports medicine staff, according to Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson
Murray threw for 24 touchdowns and 3,049 passing yards last season, the second most by a freshman in Southeastern Conference history. He led all freshmen nationally in passing efficiency.
Georgia has two other scholarship quarterbacks on its roster: sophomore Hutson Mason and freshman Christian LeMay, who enrolled last month.
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