Elijah Holyfield suffered an ankle injury in Saturday’s scrimmage, and his father wished his son a “speedy recovery” on Monday.
His father, noted boxer Evander Holyfield, tweeted about his son’s injury on Monday night:
— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) August 22, 2016
Should the injury turn out to be more significant, the loss of Holyfield would be a hit to the Bulldogs’ backfield, which already holds injury concerns regarding its top two backs.
Nick Chubb seems to be on track for the North Carolina game (Sept. 3), and Sony Michel’s status remains in question following a forearm injury in July.
The former 4-star recruit has been impressive during Georgia’s preseason, and was looking like an option in the Bulldogs’ running back rotation. Senior Brendan Douglas and redshirt freshman Tae Crowder could also step into bigger roles for the Bulldogs.
Elijah Holyfield came to Athens from Woodward Academy (Atlanta) where he was ranked as the nation’s No. 6 running back and the state of Georgia’s No. 18 player. He was one of two running back recruits in this year’s class along with 3-star Brian Herrien.
Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.