You really have to feel for Nick Chubb.
The Georgia running back returned from a devastating knee injury that knocked him out for more than half of the 2015 season, rushing for career regular-season high of 222 yards in the 2016 opener in his first game back. In an embarrassing Week 4 loss to Ole Miss, however, Chubb sustained an ankle in the second quarter and wasn’t able to return.
Whether he will be healthy enough to return for a ky SEC East matchup with Tennessee next weekend remains to be seen.
“Don’t know the severity yet. He couldn’t come back in the game,” head coach Kirby Smart said according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following the loss. “If he could have come back, I know he wanted to. So we’ll see how that goes the next couple days.
In his three games since the opener, has for just 200 yards total. Included in that was the 57 yards on 12 carries he had prior to the ankle injury. If Chubby can’t go vs. the Vols, Brian Herrien (11 carries for 78 yards against the Rebels) and Sony Michel (11-66). Herrien also scored the Bulldogs’ two touchdowns in the 45-14 loss, both of which came on the ground.