Zach Dillard of the RED & BLACK University of Georgia newspaper reported today that starting Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray “broke (his) ankle participating in an activity with teammates and friends on Saturday afternoon. Murray was rushed to team doctors after suffering the injury.”
A Univ. of Georgia athletic department source has subsequently told me that Murray suffered some manner of “leg injury” while playing soccer. The severity of the injury was described to me as a “bad sprain.”
Murray, who is getting around on crutches, was examined by UGA’s Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson this afternoon and the school is expected to provide an update on Murray’s status before 4pm ET.
Spring practice for the Bulldogs football team begins in two weeks.
UPDATE: I’ve been told Murray will be in a walking boot for three weeks.
UPDATE: On the subject of his ankle, Murray told a source this afternoon that he “just rolled it.”
UPDATE: Marc Weiszer of the ATHENS BANNER-HERALD reports Murray should be ready spring practice, which starts March 1.