Georgia's Nick Chubb needs surgery, expected to miss season

What was so gruesome that CBS chose to replay the moment just once might not be as bad as initially feared.

Georgia's promising young running back Nick Chubb has damage to multiple ligaments and cartilage in his left knee following the injury suffered on the first play from scrimmage in a loss at Tennessee. However, the damage does not include the ACL, the school announced Sunday. The injury also does not involve arteries or nerves.



Through the school's statement, Georgia's Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Ron Courson said all the damage is repairable and a full recovery is expected following surgery and rehab. Chubb is currently in a hospital for observation and surgery is expected to take place in the next two weeks.

In his Sunday press conference, Georgia coach Mark Richt confirmed that "it is pretty safe to say" that Chubb, who is a sophomore, is out for the season.

Prior to the injury, Chubb had rushed for 756 yards and nine touchdowns. He'd also scored a touchdown on a reception. Chubb burst into the national spotlight last season while filling in for St. Louis Rams first-round draft pick Todd Gurley. Chubb rushed for 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns while making eight starts and earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors.

Moving forward, it appears as if sophomore Sony Michel will fill the void left by Chubb. Michel rushed for 145 yards on 22 carries (6.6 yards-per-carry average) against Tennessee.

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