Report: Georgia RB Chubb expected to miss time after thumb surgery

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Georgia running back Nick Chubb out at least one game
Monday September 15th, 2014

Georgia running back Nick Chubb is expected to miss at least one game after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture in his left thumb on Monday, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Chubb played through the injury in Saturday's loss to South Carolina, carrying four times for 34 yards. The AJC spoke to Chubb's mother, Lavelle, on Monday about the injury:

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“He’s doing good; he’s just resting right now,” Lavelle Chubb said Monday about the time the rest of the team was taking the field for practice.

As for whether her son would miss playing time going forward, Ms. Chubb said: “They said they would see how he’s doing (Tuesday) before they make that decision. Possibly this week but they’re not really sure (how long he’ll be out).”

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Chubb, who has recorded 104 yards at an SEC-high 13.0 yards per carry, is the Bulldogs' second-leading rusher. Top tailback Todd Gurley (35 car, 329 yards) is considered a Heisman Trophy candidate.

The Bulldogs' next two games are at home against Troy and Tennessee.

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