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Georgia QB Aaron Murray to have surgery for torn ACL

12:40 PM, Nov 24, 2013   |    comments
Quarterback Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs is escorted off of the field by members of his coaching staff after getting injured during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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Georgia senior quarterback Aaron Murray will have surgery this week to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, the school said Sunday.

Murray's mother, Lauren Murray, announced in a Facebook post that the surgery would be Tuesday.

Murray injured the knee during Saturday's 59-17 victory against Kentucky.

"He was re-evaluated by team physicians Sunday morning," according to a statement from the school. "Murray experienced minimal swelling and it was determined to proceed with the surgery this week, according to UGA Sr. Associate Athletic Director and Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson."

Murray ends his career as the Southeastern Conference's all-time leading passer with 13,166 yards and 121 touchdowns. He started 52 consecutive games for Georgia and nearly led the Bulldogs to the SEC title and a shot at the national title in 2012, falling just 5 yards short against Alabama.

Murray returned for his senior season, spurning a shot at the NFL draft, but things didn't work out as expected for the Bulldogs. Though Murray performed admirably, completing 64.8 percent of his passes with 26 touchdowns against just nine interceptions, Georgia (7-4) was plagued by injuries and fell out of the SEC race with consecutive losses to Missouri and Vanderbilt in mid-October.

The Bulldogs finish the regular season Saturday at Georgia Tech.

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