Last year, Georgia running back Nick Chubb suffered a gruesome knee injury that nearly ended his career against the Tennessee Volunteers. He won’t be suffering any kind of injury this year as he won’t be able to suit against the SEC East rivals.
Chubb seemed to suffer an ankle injury against the Ole Miss Rebels last week that made Bulldog fans everywhere collectively hold their breath. He did not return to the 45-14 blowout and his father seemed to believe that Chubb won’t be able to play while dealing with what he called a high ankle sprain.
“I don’t think he’s going to play,” Henry Chubb told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday afternoon. “He’s got that high-ankle sprain. He twisted it trying to make a cut against Ole Miss. He’s in good spirits and all. He understands it. The doctor said he’d need a couple weeks, so he’ll probably play next week.”
Head coach Kirby Smart seemed hopeful that Chubb could play against the Volunteers on his radio show Thursday.
“Nick’s doing all he can to make sure he can play in this game,” Smart said. “We’re hopeful that he can. But we feel better now because we have a lot of guys with experience. I sure wish and hope that 27 is out there.”
Chubb seemed to return to full form in the first game of the season as he rushed for 222 yards and two scores against North Carolina to open the season. However, he has only recorded 200 yards and a touchdown in the three games since and has not gone over 100 yards in any of those three games.
The Bulldogs will likely turn to Sony Michel to carry the load. He has rushed for 103 yards across the last two games since returning from his broken arm suffered earlier in the summer.
Georgia and Tennessee meet up on Saturday at Sanford Stadium at 12:30 p.m. EDT with the game airing on CBS.
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