Georgia running back sensation Nick Chubb is still recovering from his knee injury he suffered in October, but has been seen running on it as recently as February. The star running back was off to an excellent start last year, rushing for 747 yards and seven touchdowns before injuring his knee in the team’s sixth game against Tennessee.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart updated Chubb’s status on Tuesday and it sounds like the running back should be on the field again soon. At the very least he’s working his butt off to get back.
?I am not a [subject matter expert] on knee injuries. So I don?t know if that guy is going to be back or not,” Georgia head coach Kirby Smart told Seth Emerson of DawgNation.com on Tuesday. “Do I want him to be back? Yes. But it?s hard to say with where he is now whether he?ll be back or not.?
“He?s doing so much extra behind the scenes that people don?t know about. It?s so important to him. Yet he?s smart enough to kind of temper that with, ?I need to be ready.? He?s such a role model for the kids. They see him work. They saw him the day after the surgery, he?s right back and ready to go rehabbing. He?s got such a great attitude.”
If he comes back before the season starts, Georgia will have a chance to be one of the best rushing teams in the conference and the country. Sony Michel is also going to be a junior and he was a bit of a star in his own right after Chubb went down with his injury. He rushed for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns in Chubb’s absence.