Gurley still doubtful for Mizzou; Bennett could return for Florida

Georgia could get an offensive boost for its Nov. 2 game against Florida.

Wide receiver Michael Bennett looks on track to return then after undergoing arthroscopic surgery this week.

“My best guess, I’m not a doctor or anything, but just from what I’m hearing, my best guess is he’s got a really good shot of the Florida game,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “The scope, they cleaned up the meniscus rather than having to repair it and they trimmed it up.”

That would mean Bennett would be out just two games.

Meanwhile, top tailback Todd Gurley did some straight-ahead running on Wednesday to test his sprained ankle, Richt said, but he did not take practice reps and still would be considered doubtful for Saturday’s game against Missouri.

“He did OK, but he’s not ready to practice right now,” said Richt, who got an update from director of sports medicine Ron Courson.

Richt isn’t ruling Gurley out for the game in case he shows big improvement later this week.

“I’m not going to count him out because he is progressing, he is getting better,” Richt said. “He’s rehabbing, he’s getting better, but not good enough to practice.”

It’s possible Georgia would play freshman A.J. Turman Saturday for the first time this season, which would take away his redshirting.

“I think he’d be all for it,” Richt said. “The other coaches have been talking to him the last few weeks and he seems to be excited about getting reps with the ones and twos or whatever reps he’s getting right now.”

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