ATHENS, Ga. (WRCB) -- The University of Georgia football team will open spring camp this Saturday, but running back Keith Marshall will not play a part.
The freshman tailback injured his hamstring running track recently, and will miss at least the first few weeks of spring practice. Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said he's not overly concerned about the injury, and hopes to get Marshall back in the mix when the team returns to the field after spring break on March 19.
However, Bobo is concerned about what Marshall's absence means for the Bulldogs' depth at the position to start camp. He said fellow freshman Todd Gurley is the only healthy scholarship running back currently available.
Marshall was Georgia's second-leading rusher in his first college season with 759 yards and scored eight touchdowns.
Early-enrollee J.J. Green will get some reps to help shoulder the load, though Bobo said the 5-foot-8, 171-pound Camden County High grad will be tried as more of a "scatback type of guy."