Georgia State football coach Shawn Elliott is currently recovering from an injury. Elliott, whose Panthers are currently 1-1 on the season, told reporters on Wednesday, Sept. 12 that he is recovering from a torn bicep that he suffered during Georgia State’s Week 2 meeting against the North Carolina State Wolfpack.
How did the injury occur?
Well, according to ESPN’s Olivia Harlan-Dekker, Elliott tore his bicep when he was fist-pumping during a touchdown celebration.
“Georgia State HC Shawn Elliott told us he tore his right bicep in an aggressive fist bump after their TD at NC State last week. will need surgery next week. He laughed telling us he isn’t stoic on the sideline. Can’t wait to see his passion [Friday] night on [ESPN] vs Memphis.” she wrote on Twitter.
Considering there was only one touchdown scored by the Panthers in a 41-7 loss to North Carolina State, it didn’t take long for the internet to track down the moment Elliott allegedly suffered the injury.
“I did some in-depth research and found several fist pumps and high-fives from Shawn Elliott after Georgia State’s opening drive touchdown against NC State. It’s hard to spot where Elliott may have torn his bicep,” a tweet from the Yahoo! Sports College Football account read.
Check out the moment below:
If nothing else, you have to respect that level of passion.
Georgia State and Elliott return to action Friday, Sept. 14 against the Memphis Tigers. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. Let’s hope, for Elliott’s sake, that he can contain his excitement a little more in Week 3 when the Panthers find the endzone.