No word yet on Murray’s knee injury

Georgia’s loss to Auburn on Saturday ended with Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray out of the game after taking a blow to his left knee, and there was no definitive word Sunday on the extent of the injury.

Coach Mark Richt indicated after the game Saturday night that he did not believe the injury was serious, and Murray seemed to be walking fine as he made his way to the locker room.

But on his regular Sunday evening teleconference with the media, Richt had no update on any injuries, including Murray’s.

With Georgia having an open date this week, the team and staff were given a day off on Sunday, and Richt, who conducted the conference call from home, said he had not met with director of sports medicine Ron Courson.

“I’m not going to talk about injuries in this conference,” Richt said. “I’m just going to hold off on that. I’ve got to get a clear picture from Ron . . . When I get with Ron, I’m sure we’ll have a discussion and will have a better idea of what is going on in that regard.”

Murray was on the sideline for the final five plays of Saturday’s game after his knee was jarred in a collision with the helmet of Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley.

“We don’t think there was any kind of structural damage [to the knee],” Richt said in his postgame news conference Saturday night. “We think it was more just a blow on the knee, the bone or whatever. He actually wanted to go back in and play. He was able to. I just told him no.”

Murray was not available for interviews after the game because he was receiving medical attention. Later in the night, he posted on Twitter: “Knee is all good, just gotta get some sleep and [I'll] be feeling good.”

Murray took a battering throughout the game, mainly from Fairley.

Asked Sunday if he took issue with some of Fairley’s hits, Richt said: “That’s another subject I’m not going to make a comment on right now.”

Tensions boiled over near the end of the game, and two Auburn players, defensive end Michael Goggans and defensive tackle Mike Blanc, were ejected for throwing punches.

“Just really disappointed in that,” Auburn coach Gene Chizik said after the game. “That’s a lot of reflection on us as coaches, and I am embarrassed by it. That’s not who we are.”

Richt said Sunday he had not heard from Chizik since the game and does not expect or need to.

“I know our guys were highly emotionally charged also, so I’m not going to sit here and try to say their guys were doing one thing and our guys were doing another,” Richt said. “I had enough concern about what was going on that we took a knee on that last play [of the game] just to try to defuse what was happening out there.”

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After this week’s open date, Georgia closes its regular-season schedule Nov. 27 in Athens against Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs (5-6) need a win to become bowl-eligible for the 14th consecutive season.

“It is very important for us to go play in a bowl game,” Richt said Sunday, “but the most important thing for us is to beat our in-state rival, Georgia Tech. That’s more important to me and everyone else. That’s the main focus for us. Bowl eligibility comes along with it.”

Richt said the team will practice Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and take the weekend off. Georgia has played games in 11 consecutive weeks.

329 comments Add your comment

jerome

November 14th, 2010
8:09 pm

War Scam Eagle!

/first

seahawk

November 14th, 2010
8:13 pm

I still say Chizik’s fist pumping, manic coach behavior helped fuel the the fire. Another thing – DON’T forget that Auburn is in Alabama!!

POAJ6

November 14th, 2010
8:13 pm

Auburn really embarrassed themselves on National TV with their dirty play. They will get what’s coming to them. A friend of mine on the west coast said he had no idea what cheap shots they take in the SEC. I told him Auburn was a good example of that.

Dap01

November 14th, 2010
8:18 pm

Auburn has embarrashed itself by allowing recruitment of a player with Cam Newton’s past. How can a respectable university admit someone who was caught cheating 3 times at another unversity? How could a football coach recruit someone who had 13 traffic violations in one year and was guilty of stealing?

The only team with less character than Auburn is Florida who also saw nothing with PC Cam!

Auburn_Cheetahs

November 14th, 2010
8:19 pm

Why is everyone so mad about being $CAMmed ?

Steve

November 14th, 2010
8:20 pm

Hope the kid’s ok. But lookign forward ot seeing Hutson Mason, Mason set a bunch of records in td’s and yardage, when one guy goes down, you have to step up and sieze the moment.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 14th, 2010
8:20 pm

Best wishes to Murray, as with any hurt player.

WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AU TIGERS 2010 SEC West CHAMPS

UGA..good game..you lost..act like you’ve ben there before, because you have..6 times this year.

Why do UGA teams ALWAYSSSSSSSSSSS make excuses..

“SC was lucky!”
“ARK won because the refs sucked”
“Florida is dirty!”
“AU is dirty!”
“colorado..uh uh uh…it’s the altitude!”

Fairely doesn’t do anything great QB crunchers like LT, Reggie White, Deacon Jones , Michael Strahan didn’t do plenty of..

As for playing so clean, UGA had 5 personal fouls penalties also..same as AU

George

November 14th, 2010
8:21 pm

SCAM Newton for Heistman.

BBBieUgaVIII

November 14th, 2010
8:21 pm

POAJ6
Yes they are just like UGA. Ben Jones in the MSU game remember?

COACH B

November 14th, 2010
8:22 pm

Despite the loss to Auburn, CBS and FOX are projecting GEORGIA will be playing in the Liberty Bowl. I look forward to smacking the wing-less BEES and spending the holidays in Memphis. It will be better than Shreveport. GO DAWGS!

Steve

November 14th, 2010
8:22 pm

Can’t believe this SEC ref crew let all those late hits by Fairley go unnoticed. Unreal, you can’t just piledrive a QB into the gorund trying to injure him, or hit him in the knees or the back trying to knock him out fo the game.

Henry D.

November 14th, 2010
8:22 pm

I had to listen to the game on ESPN radio. They have no dog in the fight, and they were commenting what cheap shots and late hits Fairly was putting on Murray. They made the comment twice that he should have been thrown out of the game.

Let’s see what the SEC does about these officials that allowed Auburn to play as dirty as they did. I used to pull for Auburn except when they played the Dogs, now I will pull for them to get knocked out of the game and will cheer when they do jusy like their fans did when the Ga. player was hurt.

DawgJohn

November 14th, 2010
8:24 pm

Auburn will get theirs soon……..pitiful show of cheap shots…….total reflection on coaching. They just help every other SEC in recruiting. Not too many class acts want to go to Thug U. Pitiful. Sad day for them. All that talent and they are too stupid to know how to us it. Throw kisses to the sky “S”Cam….You will be kissing the NCAA’s A^^ very soon!!

Steve

November 14th, 2010
8:26 pm

One of the worst officiated games I’ve seen. Missed so many calls: onside kick was touched by the kicked too early, fumble on goalline, 10 penalties on Georgia????, looked the other way on Fairley’s late hits?????

BBBieUgaVIII

November 14th, 2010
8:28 pm

Coach B if the SEC follows the Rules UGA will be sitting 1/2 or your starting O-line for the 1st half of the Tech game for throwing Punches and leaving the sides running on the Field. Tech is bad but UGA miss a bunch of players for half the game is a killer. Let us just see if the SEC will play by the rules you UGA have complained about Auburn not doing. UGA fans start justiflying why your players shouldn’t sit the 1st Half of the TECH game. Please tell all of Americai why the rules should not apply to UGA and how what your players did was no big deal.

theriddler

November 14th, 2010
8:28 pm

I’m not a fan of either team but that guy Fairly is trash. A “pile drive” and a “go for the knees shot” was all I needed to see to know this.

extrapoint

November 14th, 2010
8:33 pm

Alabama knows how dirty Auburn plays. Pay back will be early and swift should Auburn pull the same dirty tactics on them.

Allbarn is a bunch of unspoken..

November 14th, 2010
8:37 pm

racist reneck 1940’s minded Republicans.

Does it surprise you that one of their ahol players would attempt to take out the knee of Georgia’s QB with the game already decided?

Dumb and dumber.

These are the same idiots that were taped talking about payments to players and paid their starting QB six figures to sign this free agent QB.

gss303

November 14th, 2010
8:37 pm

When the NCAA gets through with an investigation uga may be bowl eligible.
Newton should have also been ejecting for thrown the punch on rambo by definition.
Auburn is the best team no doubt but played with no class. Fairley is out there dancing like
the NFL and won’t even do what their coaches tell him to do.
Alabama may wear them out.

THWAU

November 14th, 2010
8:40 pm

AU kicked our tails. Newton is a great player, much better than Tebow, not even close. Fairly is a thug, simple. I read the remarks in the blogesphere about chop blocks and chippy play both ways which is hogwash. The chop block was dealt with by the officials, as it should have been. Fairly got called for one personal foul when he should have been called for four. Auburn is a better team and won the game, congrats to them. I look forward to seeing how Spurrier deals with them now that we’ve had season to reveal the douches they are.

The Feds

November 14th, 2010
8:42 pm

Making no excuses for the Dawgs loss. The defense has had to adjust to a new scheme and Grantham doesn’t have his players yet. AJ missed almost half the season, not excuses just facts and football.

They got beat by a team thats worth at least $200,000.

Reggie and LT never had late hits like Fairley did, he’s a disgrace to SEC football!!

War Tiger Eagles enjoy that Championship and Heisman Trophy because just like Reggie and USC it will officially be stripped in a few. Auburn is the black sheep of the SEC with all the NCAA sanctions and violations that they have received. 7 NCAA infractions and counting…

1970 Dawg

November 14th, 2010
8:44 pm

I believe Fairley is the player who gave Ryan Mallett a concussion by driving him into the ground. I thought at the time that it was a dirty hit. According to CBS, several SEC coaches have complained about Fairley’s over-aggresive hits on the QB. This reflects on Chizik and the SEC needs to intervene soon before he cripples someone.

Redneck 61

November 14th, 2010
8:45 pm

It all started when Ga put that chop block on fairley and got called for it they also did it 2 more times and were not called for it that is how is got started I know I was there and seen it !!!!!

realistic dog fan

November 14th, 2010
8:45 pm

TrishaDisha Eagle – whatever- Why kind of envy do you have regarding UGA?? You are one imbecilic moron if your only life is typing fragmented thoughts on this blog. OH, forgive my intellectual collapse; I forgot that one can enter Auburn University with only a 2.2 GPA. After attending the game last night, I saw most orange clad fans with less than a 2.2. You and your pathetic team will be on probation in a matter of months, and all your “War Eagles” will have been for nothing!!!!!!!!!!!! Most UGA fans make no excuses. We expect better and are not happy with our program.

tide roll

November 14th, 2010
8:45 pm

Your best bet is to go after Derek Dooley now. much harder worker than Richt. Problem would be Mike Adams though

From Charles Barkeley and Wiki..

November 14th, 2010
8:46 pm

Auburn’s passing over of Gill in favor of Chizik, saying “race was the No. 1 factor. You can say it’s not about race, but you can’t compare the two résumés and say [Chizik] deserved the job. Out of all the coaches they interviewed, Chizik probably had the worst résumé.”[20] There was also an incident made famous by youtube where an Auburn fan loudly booed athletic director Jay Jacobs upon his arrival after Chizik’s hiring, shouting “We want a leader, not a loser.”.[21]

Dumb and dumber.

realistic dog fan

November 14th, 2010
8:47 pm

Also – Redneck 61 – Very Appropriate name!! You seen it????? Can you people not articulate the English language? Your writing is like a scene out of deliverance!!

UGA10

November 14th, 2010
8:49 pm

BBBieUgaVIII- please tell me when someone from UGA punched an Auburn player. The two players that threw the punches were on Auburn’s team and were ejected from the game, thus making them ineligible for the first half against Alabama. Get your facts straight.

Great video...

November 14th, 2010
8:51 pm

dawg from a distance

November 14th, 2010
8:52 pm

For only $200,000 Auburn got a deal……

south eastern chumps

November 14th, 2010
8:54 pm

wow GT has to play Chop Block U, the finger you accused GT with is now pointing back at you

Scoreboard

November 14th, 2010
8:56 pm

Scoreboard……. thUGA has more crybaby fans than bammer…..

1970 Dawg

November 14th, 2010
8:56 pm

Redneck. It started when Fairley took 2 full steps to hit Murray in the back after Murray threw the ball. This was after a late piling on in the first half which was not called but resulted in our QB getting a cut on the chin. The attempted chop block by J Davis came later. I “seen” it too. We’re not the only school who saw Fairley as a DIRTY player.

south eastern chumps

November 14th, 2010
8:57 pm

tell you what tide roll , why don’t your team go after Derek Dooley, what in the name of h___ as he done? Not only has he not done anything at TN but he didn’t do anything at La Tech when Tn hired him…Retards are not that retarded

Billy

November 14th, 2010
8:58 pm

SEC fans can get used to it. When the SEC has a dog in the hunt for the National Championship the SEC refs are going to favor that dog – just like they did for Alabama last year and Florida the year before that. Too much money involved. They aren’t going to do anything to weaken it’s chances to have a team in the Championship game. If you don’t believe it, watch what happens to South Carolina in Atlanta.

bigcalidawg

November 14th, 2010
8:58 pm

I have great respect for AU fans and Alumni.

I feel bad for y’all, because, well…..y’all just better enjoy this while you got it, cuz it’s gonna get ugly by next season.

It took the NCAA a while to get hip to the Reggie Bush thing, but when it did, no bowls and loss of scholarships. This though, I feel, is far more flagrant.

Cam is being allowed to play when he is a professional. I hope the NFL strikes next year, as that would put CAM in limbo.

1970 Dawg

November 14th, 2010
9:00 pm

I liked CMR’s response to the question about Fairley’s late hits. He won’t air this out in the media but you can bet the SEC will hear from him on Monday

Another one.. This one at the knee..

November 14th, 2010
9:01 pm

If I had been a UGA player, I would have torn this guys knees to pieces.

No POS like that would EVER play for my team.

For those defending him, you are a POS as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nhl66fjqlI

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 14th, 2010
9:01 pm

@the feds..cut my damn taxes!

oh yeah..football..ok…you say “Reggie and LT never had late hits like Fairley did, he’s a disgrace to SEC football!!”

oh contrair..the NFL plays to the flag..no flag, it’s a clean play..should be the same for college, and oh wait..it is..

damnWarDAWG

November 14th, 2010
9:04 pm

Trisha eagle,
how much did you solicit to go to AU.–
Yes we CAM!, but this ain’t the kind of “change” you want on your football team.
Cam is a thug–end O Story.

SKB

November 14th, 2010
9:07 pm

Even though I did not like what Fairley was doing… lets not be classless like him, I know alot of people are wishing injury to him or chearing for Bama next game b/c of this incident. Lets not be like that. Auburn feels they got cheated out of the NCG game couple of years back, now they are really wanting to win it all, I dont blame them.

JD

November 14th, 2010
9:07 pm

All those that left the sidelines during the fight should be sitting the first half of the next game by NCAA rules. Fairley should have been flagged for his dance when the asst coach was trying to get him off the field. There was mutual punching going on, Auburn got caught. They need to change NCAA rules to make it illegal to plant the QB like it is in NFL. Someone is going to be seriously hurt if they don’t.

Gravy Train

November 14th, 2010
9:08 pm

Mark Richt doesn’t cheat to win. We need to be sure and close out a good recruiting class this year. We have some playmakers but not enough. It’s hard to compete with limo riding, jet plane flying crooks willing to drop $250,000 for a blue-chipper. It’s a sad commentary on society when a “reverend” pimps his son, then tries to justify by taking blame. Chizick’s hands are all over this. There is no way he didn’t know about the money.

Musa Smith

November 14th, 2010
9:09 pm

The Auburn Creed:
I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work. I believe that it is work for Bishop Newton to ask for money for his son to play at Auburn.

I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men. Cam Newton gets a pass on this one because he is an incredible football player.

I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities. Nick Fairley gets a pass on this one…he can play as dirty as he wants to play.

I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all. Except for Cam Newton who cheats and steals laptop computers..

I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all. Except for opposing QBs….we will hit them late in the spine and knees.

I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by “doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God.” We serve God by paying for new roofs of churches pastored by Bishop Newton.

And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it.
-Original version by George Petrie (1945) – Revised by Gene Chizik (2010)

Thwg

November 14th, 2010
9:10 pm

I can’t wait to guarantee UGAs loosing season!!!
Even without nesbitt we’ll roll over that pitiful D. And after a couple of good hits on Murrays knee it’ll be all over!

big bad BRUCIE (Uga VIII)

November 14th, 2010
9:11 pm

Unlike other Ga fans, I like my men strong and butch, so Mr. Fairley, call me.

JustAFan

November 14th, 2010
9:12 pm

Look – I’m not a UGA fan or an AU fan, just a football fan, and I can tell you – Fairley made SEVERAL cheap shots and I don’t understand why he was allowed to keep doing so. He was hitting Murray several seconds after releasing the ball, and at one point he laid on top of Murray, yelling in his face. As a football fan, I was disgusted that this punk was allowed to act in such a manner

big bad BRUCIE (Uga VIII)

November 14th, 2010
9:12 pm

you can hit me from behind anytime

Hit A Single

November 14th, 2010
9:15 pm

Chizik needs some pom poms on the sidelines. How about him getting on Tracey Rocker for 93 being ejected. Why don’t he get on 93 and not his position coach. If he doesn’t want him in the game get him out of there. It was stupid for any starters being in there anyway.

Wes Durham's Gigantic Bottom

November 14th, 2010
9:15 pm

I blame Martin Luther for all of this….if it had not been for the Protestant Reformation then we would all be Catholic and Mr. Newton would not be a “Reverand” whose church needed fixing.