Wide receiver Michael Bennett is expected to return ‚Äúat some point this season,‚Äù Georgia said after he underwent surgery Tuesday in Athens for a torn meniscus.
Justin Scott-Wesley, another wideout, also underwent surgery at St. Mary‚Äôs Hospital to repair meniscus damage in his right knee. He will have ACL reconstruction later and is out for the season as is tailback Keith Marshall, who will have ACL surgery sometime in the next three weeks.
Meanwhile, Georgia won‚Äôt have star sophomore Todd Gurley in its backfield Saturday against Missouri unless he shows dramatic improvement from his sprained left ankle.
Coach Mark Richt called the tailback‚Äôs status as ‚Äúdoubtful,‚Äù but didn‚Äôt quite rule him out.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôll see how he runs just straight ahead,‚Äù Richt of today‚Äôs practice. ‚ÄúIs he going to play in the game? He could. We‚Äôre not counting him out, but we have to prepare as if he won‚Äôt play.‚Äù
Richt wants Gurley to return when he‚Äôs able to run like he usually does.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs one thing to be able to run straight, and it‚Äôs one thing to be able to change directions, but it‚Äôs another thing to be able to run the way he runs the ball when you start getting two to three guys trying to knock you back and you‚Äôre driving through people,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúYou start adding all the resistance of that weight, and that becomes a problem, so we just want to make sure he‚Äôs really healthy before coming back.‚Äù