Aaron Murray Injury: Day-To-Day With Bruised Knee

The Georgia Bulldogs QB limped off the field after taking a helmet to the knee.

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Aaron Murray Injury: Day-To-Day With Bruised Knee And Bruised Sternum

Georgia Bulldogs QB Aaron Murray has a bruised knee after enduring a low blow from Auburn Tigers DT Nick Fairley on Saturday. He also has a sternum injury, and that’s what happens when your spine gets rapidly pressed against your chest by a suspension-baiting coward. No, I’m not exactly sure which hit gave him the sternum bruise.

Murray’s now listed as “day-to-day” as far as practice goes, meaning he’ll be fine in time to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who don’t hit anybody’s quarterbacks fairly or otherwise, next Saturday in Athens. Murray requested a light week of practice via Twitter. Mark Richt said there’s no structural damage to Murray’s knee, and that the sternum bruise is “pretty deep.”

UGA says QB Aaron Murray has a bruised knee and a bruised sternum, and his status is day-to-day, according to head trainer Ron Courson.less than a minute ago via web

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VIDEO: Nick Fairley Causing Aaron Murray Injury And UGA-Auburn Fight

Georgia Bulldogs QB Aaron Murray left tonight’s game against the Auburn Tigers with a knee injury after a low hit by DT Nick Fairley. Georgia’s offensive line and bench — including Murray’s brother, safety Josh Murray — very clearly felt the hit was dirty, with fights breaking out on the next two snaps. I’ve yet to find a Dawgs fan who thought the hit was fine. He’s falling anyway, but does appear he could’ve avoided Murray’s knee. See for yourself:

His play earlier in the game does have to color any perception of his motives, though. As ESPN’s Chris Low writes, he got away with a few today, and this wasn’t even his most questionable hit. Earlier on he speared Murray in the back well after the ball was out, snapping the quarterback’s neck back and earning an obvious roughing the passer penalty.

In all the scuffling, two Tigers — DT Mike Blanc and DE Michael Goggans — were thrown out of the game and suspended for the first half next week against the Alabama Crimson Tide, but Fairley was only pulled out of the game by Auburn coaches. Presumably to keep Georgia’s line from going for his knees in return, or worse.

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