ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia has released the following update on UGA running back Nick Chubb. Chubb was injured on the first play from scrimmage against Tennessee on Saturday. On his conference call Sunday evening, Coach Mark Richt said that he is unsure of a timetable on Chubb's return, but said that "it is safe to say" that Chubb will not play again this season.
University of Georgia sophomore tailback Nick Chubb suffered a significant left knee injury on the first play from scrimmage in Saturday's Georgia-Tennessee game in Knoxville. According to UGA Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Ron Courson, the injury involves damage to multiple ligaments and cartilage; however, the damage does not include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Neither does the injury involve arteries or nerves.
Courson said all the damage is repairable and a full recovery is expected following surgery and rehab. Chubb is currently in the hospital for observation and surgery would be expected sometime in the next two weeks.
Chubb's mother La'Velle Chubb put out a message on Facebook Sunday afternoon:
Gm, I thank God for being God and what an awesome God he is. Now I want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers, text, calls etc. The outpouring of your love is an example of just how great God is. I can't thank you enough. Nick has A PCL tear along with 2 other ligaments. It's not nearly as bad as it could've been. They'll wait for swelling to go down to decide when to have surgery. Possibly 2wks. Nick is in good spirits. Moma on the other hand is trying to hold it together. This right here, along with a few other things just helps put things into perspective. I do not doubt God or His plans. As matter of fact, I know I'm on the right track. We are going to increase our time with God and continue watching him work. Stay tuned. ....