Marshall Injured

ATHENS - Georgia tailback Keith Marshall was surrounded by more than half dozen trainers and other medical staff on the sideline after leaving the game in the third quarter Saturday.

He spent the rest of the game on the trainer's table and walked off the field after the 66-0 Georgia win over Troy on crutches and was still on them outside the locker room later.

Georgia officially called Marshall’s injury a “right lower extremity injury,”and considering Marshall came back from a torn ACL in his right knee last year there was cause for concern, but Mark Richt had relatively positive news after the game.

“The early word on it is that it’s not real serious, but you always have to get the MRIs to verify things,” Richt said, “but we’re not sitting here holding our breaths so much. We think it’s pretty solid structurally.”

Receivers Blake Tibbs and Chris Conley and offensive tackle John Theus came over to pat Marshall on his shoulder as director of sports medicine Ron Courson spoke to Marshall for several minutes.

“I just asked him if he was all right and he said yeah,” Theus said. “To the extent of that, I don’t know. Keith’s one of the best guys I ever met in my life. I love that kid to death. To see him go through the injuries that he’s gone through is just tough. I hate it for him, but wish him the best.”

Marshall rushed for 14 yards on five carries Saturday. He dropped a pass and caught another for a five-yard loss.


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