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Nick Chubb Injury Update: Star RB Sprained Ankle vs. Ole Miss, Could Not Have Returned To Game

Nick Chubb walking on the sidelines following a touchdown.


Nick Chubb injury update: Georgia's star running back sprained his ankle against Ole Miss earlier today.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, injury was added to the insult that comes along with an embarrassing 45-14 loss to Ole Miss today. Star running back Nick Chubb left the game with four minutes remaining in the first half after a 10-yard run. After the game, head coach Kirby Smart confirmed that his lead back went down with a sprained ankle, and could not have returned if the contest was closer.

From DawgNation:

“Don’t know the severity yet. He couldn’t come back in the game,” head coach Kirby Smart said. “If he could have come back, I know he wanted to. So we’ll see how that goes the next couple days.”

Chubb had 57 yards on 12 carries before leaving the game, his lowest output of the season for the 3-1 Dawgs. Georgia's rushing game was actually a relative bright spot this afternoon. Brian Herrien rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns, Sony Michel picked up 66 yards, and Elijah Holyfield added 27 yards; all three averaged at least six yards per carry. As a team, Georgia rushed for 230 yards on 44 carries, good for 5.2 yards per touch.

Of course, Georgia freshman quarterback Jacob Eason had a dreadful performance, completing just 16-of-36 passes for 137 yards (3.6 yards per attempt) and a pick. Against an SEC defense, that is not going to fly.

Georgia will attempt to right the ship at home next week against SEC East favorite Tennessee. The Vols are currently struggling with archrival Florida, trailing the Gators 21-3 mid-way through the third quarter. Kirby Smart will certainly hope to have his full complement of offensive weapons against an athletic Tennessee defense, but ankle injuries can be very tricky. We'll keep you updated on the Nick Chubb injury as we learn more about his status.