Georgia RB Nick Chubb to undergo knee ligament surgery

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Georgia RB Nick Chubb to undergo knee ligament surgery
Monday October 12th, 2015

Georgia running back Nick Chubb will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee within the next two weeks, the school announced Sunday.

Chubb sustained damage to multiple ligaments and cartilage, but not to his ACL. Ron Courson, Georgia’s senior director for sports medicine, said the injuries are repairable and that he expects Chubb to make a full recovery.

Chubb was carted off the field in the first quarter of Georgia’s 38–31 loss to Tennessee on Saturday. He collapsed on his way to the cart, and regained consciousness on his way to the locker room.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said after the game that he was “optimistic” Chubb would not need surgery, but reversed after he underwent further evaluation. Chubb remains hospitalized for observation.

Chubb, a sophomore, entered Saturday with 91 carries for 745 yards and seven touchdowns. Sophomore Sony Michael took over for Chubb on Saturday and finished with 145 yards on 22 carries.

The Bulldogs (4–2) will host Missouri (4–2) on Saturday at 7:30 ET.

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