Aaron Murray's father to have surgery

It has been a rough few days for Aaron Murray.

Saturday night the Georgia quarterback spent much of his time in the backfield trying to avoid South Carolina defenders as his team was crushed 35-7 at Williams-Brice Stadium. When he returned home in the wee hours after the game, he found that the house he shares with tight end Arthur Lynch and linebacker Christian Robinson had been vandalized. Toilet paper covered the trees and bushes and the house had been hit with eggs.

A tough loss and an egged house pale in comparison to what came next: Murray’s father, Dennis, told the family on Sunday that he has thyroid cancer and would have in surgery at the Moffitt Center in Tampa, Fla., on Monday morning. Aaron’s brother Josh Murray posted the following on Facebook:

“My family is going to need all the prayers we can get, my dad just told us he has thyroid cancer and it’s spreading and he's having surgery early tomorrow morning. This is a very tough time for all of us, please, please, please pray for a successful surgery!”

Aaron Murray tweeted on Sunday that he had just gone through “the worst 12 hours of my life.” He left for Tampa on Sunday. There is no practice on Monday as the Bulldogs have a bye week.