Elijah Holyfied injury update: Injury ‘not a major deal’

The Georgia Bulldogs certainly can’t afford any more long-term injuries at the running back position after Sony Michel broke his arm and with Nick Chubb recovering from a devastating knee injury. Freshman running back Elijah Holyfield suffered an ankle injury during the team’s scrimmage on Saturday, but it luckily doesn’t seem to be too serious.

It was reported that the injury was not a high ankle sprain and the star freshman should not miss much time going into the 2016 season. Head coach Kirby Smart joined Athens AM 960 The Ref on Monday and seemed optimistic about his return.

“He’s out there pushing on it right now. So it’s not a major deal,” Smart said on the show.

With Michel out for an undisclosed period of time, the Bulldogs certainly hope Holyfield can come in and play a big backup role for the time being. He was a four-star member of the team’s 2016 recruiting class and was rated as the No. 6 running back in the country, so there is no doubt that he will make an impact in Athens.

Georgia opens the season on Sept. 3 against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

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