Aaron Murray done with torn ACL;LINK
ATHENS, Ga. – Aaron Murray's record-breaking college career is over.
Georgia sports communications director Claude Felton confirmed on Sunday that the senior quarterback tore the ACL in his left knee in Saturday's 59-17 win against Kentucky and will miss Saturday's regular-season finale against Georgia Tech, as well as the Bulldogs' bowl game.
Murray will undergo surgery to repair the knee on Tuesday, but will face a lengthy rehabilitation process.
He will not compete in a postseason all-star game -- Bulldogs tight end Arthur Lynch said earlier this week that he and Murray planned to play in the Senior Bowl in January -- or the mid-February NFL combine during the run-up to the draft, which begins May 8.
He posted to Twitter twice on Sunday morning thanking Georgia's fans for their support including one tweet that read, "Thank you all for the prayers over the past few hours. Gonna come back stronger than ever! Dawg for life. Truly love you all."
Murray suffered the injury with just over four minutes remaining in the second quarter, when Kentucky's Za'Darius Smith slammed him to the turf after Murray's pass to Rhett McGowan deflected off the receiver and landed in Wildcats linebacker Khalid Henderson's hands at the Kentucky 2-yard line. Murray needed help from trainers to get off the field and immediately departed for the locker room without putting weight on his left leg.
Horrible way for this young man to end his season.