Georgia RB Gurley has torn ACL

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Athens, GA ( - Georgia running back Todd Gurley suffered a torn knee ligament in Saturday's game against Auburn, the school confirmed on Sunday.

Gurley will need surgery to fix the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, although a date for the procedure has yet to be determined.

The junior looked sharp in his return from a four-game suspension before he was hurt later in the fourth quarter of the 34-7 win.

He rushed 29 times for 138 yards and a touchdown against Auburn and has gained 911 yards on 123 carries with nine scores in six games this season for the No. 9 Bulldogs.

Gurley was suspended after accepting more than $3,000 in cash from individuals for autographed memorabilia over a two-year period.

He was a top Heisman Trophy candidate after the first five games this season and a projected first-round pick.