Marshall in line for more chances vs. Troy

ATHENS - Keith Marshall’s return from a torn ACL has been relatively quiet so far.

The junior tailback has rushed for 10 yards on seven carries in two games, including a lone carry for two yards against South Carolina.

“I feel like Keith, when he’s starting to feel a little bit better, he’s going to get back in the rotation and be back to his old self,” tight end Jay Rome said. “I don’t think people realize some time how hard it is to come back from an injury. It’s not just the injury aspect you have to come back from. You have to come back from not being football-ready, football-shape, doing football stuff for X number of months. Sometimes you have to gain your confidence back, you have to get back used to doing everything you haven’t been doing for months on end.”

Rome speaks from experience after missing the final four games of last season and spring practice after foot surgery.

Coach Mark Richt think Marshall will have opportunity to get going Saturday.

“I’d be surprised if he doesn't have some nice runs in this game,” Richt said. “As I’m watching the tape, it seems like every time he's gotten the ball there hasn't been a lot of space, hasn't been room to go anywhere. Sometimes it's the luck of the draw when you get the ball handed to you, but I’m sure they’ll be some space sooner or later when he gets it and I think he'll do well.”


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