Georgia loses Marshall and Scott-Wesley for the year
Georgia’s news after the Tennessee was as bad as feared: star running back Keith Marshall and star wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley are both out for the year.
Both players were injured during the breathless win at Tennessee, and left the game immediately.
Both players tore their ACLs. Wide receiver Michael Bennett- Georgia’s safest pair of hands when it comes to catching a throw from Aaron Murray – also left Neyland with a knee injury, and he’s getting ‘scoped’ later this week and will be out for the Missouri game, coach Mark Richt said.
It’s now emerged that Bennett has a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery tomorrow, and will be out 3-6 weeks. That will mean he’s definitely not playing the Missouri and Vanderbilt games, and it would be a shock if he plays the Florida Game.
BOTTOM LINE: These injuries change expectations for Georgia this season. It’s going to make most of the rest of their schedules real nail-biters, and you wouldn’t be particularly surprised if the Dawgs struggle against Missouri…if not lose. They CERTAINLY would have struggled against Florida’s ‘D’ healthy, but without the stars? Yeowch. Florida can reload despite the season-ending injury to Dominique Easley, but without both Marshall and Gurley? Yeowch.
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