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No. 9 Georgia loses star tailback Todd Gurley to season-ending ACL injury in left knee

Members of the Georgia medical staff tend to injured running back Todd Gurley in the second half of an NCAA college football game  against Auburn Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 34-7. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Members of the Georgia medical staff tend to injured running back Todd Gurley in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 34-7. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley's season has ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The school announced the injury Sunday.

Gurley ran for 138 yards and a touchdown in Georgia's 34-7 win over then-No. 9 Auburn on Saturday night. The junior was injured with just over 5 minutes remaining on a 6-yard run.

Gurley was considered a leading Heisman Trophy candidate before receiving a four-game NCAA suspension for taking $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over two years. Saturday's game was his first back.

The loss of Gurley leaves Nick Chubb as No. 9 Georgia's top running back for the rest of the season. The Bulldogs play Charleston Southern this week before closing its regular season against Georgia Tech.