Gurley in ‘Good Spirits’

ATHENS - Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson said teammates were surprised to learn that star tailback Todd Gurley’s left knee injury turned out to be a torn ACL, ending his season and likely his collegiate career.

“Everybody was shocked,” he said. “We didn’t see that coming.”

Richt said had a “pretty good idea” that it was an ACL tear after he was injured on the play in the fourth quarter in Saturday’s win against Auburn.

“I don’t know if anybody saw my body language or not, but I wasn’t jumping up and down hooting and hollering,” Richt said Monday on AM 680. “I tried my best to celebrate the victory, but I was in the tank a little bit because of the injury.”

Cornerback Damian Swann said his friend Gurley “is in good spirits. He didn’t really seem too down after the game, but you never want to see that happen to anybody, especially with his ability and more than likely going to be a first-round pick this year.”

Swann said he didn’t think Gurley regrets coming back from his four-game suspension for taking more than $3,000 for his autograph.

“I think he wanted to come back and finish the season off with us,” Swann said.

Gurley was one of two players named Monday to the Paul Hornung Award weekly honor roll. He had 174 all-purpose yards against Auburn (138 rushing, 32 kickoff return and 4 receiving).

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