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Georgia QB Aaron Murray to have season-ending surgery to repair torn ACL in left knee

  • Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) is helped off of the field by trainers after he was injured on a play in the first half of their game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium Saturday night in Athens, Ga., Nov. 23, 2013. Murray, a senior, threw four touchdown passes and one interception in the first half of his final home game of the season. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)

    Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) is helped off of the field by trainers after he was injured on a play in the first half of their game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium Saturday night in Athens, Ga., Nov. 23, 2013. Murray, a senior, threw four touchdown passes and one interception in the first half of his final home game of the season. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) reacts after he is injured after a hit by Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Za'Darius Smith (not pictured) in the first half of their game at Sanford Stadium Saturday night in Athens, Ga., Nov. 23, 2013. Murray, a senior, threw four touchdown passes and one interception in the first half of his final home game of the season. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)

    Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) reacts after he is injured after a hit by Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Za'Darius Smith (not pictured) in the first half of their game at Sanford Stadium Saturday night in Athens, Ga., Nov. 23, 2013. Murray, a senior, threw four touchdown passes and one interception in the first half of his final home game of the season. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia Bulldogs fans show their appreciation for Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray with a sign reading, "Thank You Murray," after their win over the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium Saturday night Nov. 23, 2013 in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)

    Georgia Bulldogs fans show their appreciation for Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray with a sign reading, "Thank You Murray," after their win over the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium Saturday night Nov. 23, 2013 in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)  (The Associated Press)

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will have season-ending surgery.

Georgia announced Sunday that tests confirmed Murray tore the ligament in the second quarter of the Bulldogs' 59-17 rout of Kentucky on Saturday night.

Murray has little swelling and is expected to have the surgery this week.

Murray started all 52 games of his four years and became the Southeastern Conference's career leader in yards passing, touchdown passes, completions and total offense. The senior is the first quarterback in SEC history to pass for at least 3,000 yards in four seasons.

Murray completed 18 of 23 passes for 183 yards with four touchdowns against Kentucky.