Georgia's Aaron Murray pleased with progress in his recovery

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Aaron Murray said Friday his recovery from knee surgery is going “extremely well” and he expects to participate in Georgia’s pro day so he can show NFL teams he is “on the right track.”

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, who suffered a torn ACL against Kentucky that ended his college career, says he plans to attend the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine.  FILE/MORRIS NEWS SERVICE
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Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, who suffered a torn ACL against Kentucky that ended his college career, says he plans to attend the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine.


Murray grabbed most of the Southeastern Conference’s major passing records in four years as Georgia’s quarterback before he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Kentucky on Nov. 23 and had surgery three days later.

Murray said Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson is supervising his rehabilitation. Murray said he plans to be ready to join Georgia’s draft-eligible players when they work out for NFL coaches and scouts in April.

“My goal is to be back for my pro day,” Murray said. “We’re going to push it back as far as possible. I was just talking with Ron and they really believe I’m going to be looking pretty good to go out there and do drops and roll-outs and run the 40 if I want to and things like that. That’s my goal. I want to be ready for pro day.”

Asked his chances to meet that goal, Murray said “very high.”

He said he was emotional when first told the ACL was torn but said he quickly moved on to preparing for the surgery and recovery.

“I felt sorry for myself for about 20, 30 minutes at the stadium and then like I said, it was on to the next thing, figure out what we needed to do to get better, to heal up and get stronger and get going in the right direction,” he said.

Murray, who walked without crutches Friday, said he’ll be on the sideline when No. 25 Georgia plays Nebraska in the Gator Bowl. He said he plans to attend the Senior Bowl and NFL combine.

“I don’t know what I’ll be able to do physically but just go out there and meet with the people and talk and get on the board,” he said.

“My goal right now is to get healthy, to be able to go out there and do as much as I can for pro day and show the teams I’m on the right track right now for recovery and go from there.”

Murray started all 52 games of his four seasons. He holds SEC career records for yards passing, touchdown passes, completions and total offense. He became the first quarterback in SEC history to pass for at least 3,000 yards in four seasons.

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