Nick Chubb injury update: Georgia’s star running back is good to go for the Bulldogs this weekend against the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Chubb was active on Saturday for Georgia’s game against Tennessee, a dramatic Hail Mary loss on the final play of the game for the Bulldogs, but he played just one snap, on which he had a carry for three yards. Expect much more from Chubb this weekend against Will Muschamp’s Gamecocks. Kirby Smart says that his star feature back has been cleared to go. From DawgNation.com:
“We feel good about him going into this week,” head coach Kirby Smart said. “We’re not holding him back in any kind of way. … He’s cleared to go. So we’ll see where he’s at and make sure he builds his reps as the week goes and is ready to go for the game.”
The latest Nick Chubb injury came during Georgia’s blowout loss to Ole Miss. He left early with a sprained ankle.
After missing most of last season with a nasty knee injury, Chubb got off to a fast start to his 2016 campaign. In the season opener against North Carolina, Chubb ran for 222 yards and two scores. Since that game vs. the Tar Heels, he has not been himself. In the last four games, he has just 203 yards on 52 carries, for 3.9 yards per attempt, and one touchdown (vs. Nicholls).
As a team, Georgia’s run game has been inconsistent, and is certainly hampered by up-and-down play by the Dawgs’ quarterbacks. A healthy Chubb, and development by true freshman signal caller Jacob Eason, could help spark the UGA offense as we move through the rest of the season.
Georgia travels to South Carolina this weekend. The game at Williams-Brice Stadium is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. and will be broadcast on the SEC Network.