I saw a fair amount of knee-jerk (see what I did there?) reaction on the Interwebs yesterday about the coaches’ decision to let Aaron Murray stay in the game after it appeared he hurt himself on that long run because it led to the hit he took on his interception, which hit caused or exacerbated the ACL tear.
Nope. It turned out, as has been the case so many times this season, to be a non-contact injury.
Aaron Murray “felt something pop” on his 28-yard run in the second quarter on Saturday night, according to Georgia head coach Mark Richt. It proved to be a torn ACL.
But Murray finished the drive and played two more on the torn ACL, waving off coaches and his backup, before it finally became unbearable.
“He was trying to hide it from everybody, I think,” Richt said Sunday night.
He did a good job of that… for a while.
Murray ended up staying in the game for 13 plays after tearing his ACL, completing a touchdown pass in the process, and completing 5-of-7 passes for 46 yards, as well as an interception, which proved to be the final pass of his Georgia career.
That is one crazy tough customer. But this has to be the topper.
Makes me wish there’d be another senior night ceremony so I could applaud him all over again.