Aaron Murray to have surgery for torn ACL

Georgia senior quarterback Aaron Murray will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, according to a Facebook post Sunday morning by his mother Lauren Murray.

Murray injured the knee during Saturday's 59-17 victory against Kentucky. The school has not yet issued any official statement about the extent of the injury.

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.

Dan Wolken, a national college football reporter for USA TODAY Sports, is on Twitter @DanWolken.


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