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Aaron Murray thinks that Todd Gurley will be back for the Florida game

Nick Bromberg
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Running back Todd Gurley has been absent for Georgia's two-game losing streak, but quarterback Aaron Murray says that he expects Gurley back for the Bulldogs' game against Florida on November 2.

From the AP:

"He looked good," Murray said. "... We've still got another two weeks so he'll be a full go by Florida, hopefully."

Gurley practiced on Tuesday, but was listed as limited. He rolled his ankle in Georgia's victory against LSU and has missed the last three games. And the only win for Georgia, now 4-3, in that timeframe was a 34-31 win at Tennessee. Given the injury woes for the Bulldogs, Gurley's absence is by no means the only reason they've struggled while he's gone. However, it's not a coincidence either.

In Gurley's first game out, Keith Marshall, who was expected to carry the rushing load in Gurley's absence, got hit in the first quarter and suffered a season-ending knee injury. Since then the rushing duties have fallen to J.J. Green and Brendan Douglas, the latter of whom fumbled with less than three minutes left against Vanderbilt to seal the Commodores' upset on Saturday.

If he's able to return in two weeks, it'll be a huge boost against an equally depleted Florida team. (Instead of terming the game the World's Largest Cocktail Party, this year's version may be the World's Largest Injury List.)

While Marshall, and receivers Michael Bennett, Justin Scott-Wesley and Malcom Mitchell are out for the Bulldogs (and receiver Chris Conley is listed as questionable), Florida has eight players who are out for the season, including defensive lineman Dominique Easley, quarterback Jeff Driskel and running back Matt Jones. Against Missouri on Saturday, linebacker Jeremi Powell tore his ACL.

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