Christopher Smith

Georgia RB Gurley Can't Practice

Created on Oct. 03, 2013 4:33 PM EST

All-SEC running back Todd Gurley (ankle) attempted to practice Wednesday for Georgia, but but after warming up, couldn't continue.

Gurley sprained his left ankle Saturday against LSU and did not play in the second half. Head coach Mark Richt did not rule Gurley out for Saturday's game at Tennessee.

"It's still just day to day," Richt told the Associated Press. "He tried a little bit today in the (indoor practice room) and he couldn't go today."

Gurley, a sophomore, has rushed for 1,835 yards and 21 touchdowns in his college career. His stellar 2013 has included 154 rushing yards against Clemson and 132 against South Carolina. He carried eight times for 73 yards against LSU before the injury, though Georgia won, 44-41.

Fellow sophomore Keith Marshall will start in Gurley's place if he can't play. Marshall has 972 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in his career.

"There's no drop-dead," Richt said in terms of ruling Gurley out by a certain day. "There used to be, I think, but a lot of times, it just depends on a guy and what type of veteran he is. ... If a guy knows what to do and he feels great on Saturday even though he didn't feel good Wednesday, I think I'd still play him anyway."

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