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Georgia Issues Promising Update On Injured Photographer

Auburn lines up against Georgia in an SEC game

AUBURN, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 16: The Auburn Tigers offense lines up against the Georgia Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

On Saturday afternoon, the dangers of working the sideline during college football games were highlighted during a game between No. 12 Auburn and No. 4 Georgia.

Bulldogs running back Brian Herrien, after gaining a few yards on a pass, was pushed out of bounds and collided with a school photographer for his team.

Video of the play showed the student was knocked unconscious. She remained motionless on the field for several minutes as medical personnel tended to her.

The photographer, later identified as Chamberlain Smith, was stretchered off the field and taken to a local hospital.

Sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl reported the somber scene when it happened. However, a few hours later, she was able to reveal some good news.

"Just heard good news from Georgia Athletics! The young woman, Chamberlain Smith, who was knocked unconscious on the sideline will be released from the hospital later this evening. A UGA grad and photographer intern for the athletic department," she said.

It's great to hear she's doing well, especially given the video footage of the play.

Georgia went on the win the game, 21-14, though Auburn gave the Bulldogs a scare down the stretch. The Bulldogs moved to 9-1 on the season and kept their College Football Playoff hopes alive.