UGA football: Nick Chubb won’t be limited in opener

When the Georgia Bulldogs take the field for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, UGA football fans can expect to see a healthy dose of star running back Nick Chubb, who is recovering from a serious injury that prematurely ended his 2015 campaign.

On Monday, Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart addressed Chubb’s health, saying he is ready to go and that Chubb will not be limited against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

“We feel good about Nick,” Smart said, via Dawg Nation. “He won’t be on a pitch count by any means. He’s been cleared. It’s a situation where he’s scrimmaged, and done live things, and been hit.”

Of course, Chubb isn’t the only Bulldogs running back with injury issues.

Standout freshman Elijah Holyfield is currently recovering from a sprained ankle and Sony Michel is recovering from a broken forearm. Holyfield is day-to-day, while Michel is a gametime decision.

Georgia and UNC faceoff at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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