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Aaron Murray Knee Injury: Dawgs QB Leaves Field After Nick Fairley Shot

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Georgia Bulldogs QB Aaron Murray left the field in the fourth quarter against the Auburn Tigers with a knee injury. Auburn DT Nick Fairley's helmet hit Murray in the left knee, forcing the quarterback to the ground. He was able to leave the field with assistance, but wasn't bending his knee at all. After the game, his limp wasn't quite as pronounced. Huston Mason filled in for a handful of snaps.

On the play after Murray's injury, trap went 31 flavors of Honey Baked Ham, with the Dawgs tearing after Auburn defenders as soon as the whistle blew. Center Ben Jones in particular was scrapping with great spirit, and several Georgia players and coaches entered the field, including Mark Richt, though almost all of them were attempting to keep the peace. From all this, we can infer many Georgia offensive players felt Fairley's hit was dirty. For his part, Fairley spent the next several minutes clowning for the camera and mockingly waving bye-bye to Georgia's sideline.

The Dawgs have a week off for Murray to rest up before taking on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. We'll keep you posted as we find out more about Murray's injury.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.