The UGA photographer who suffered a concussion after being accidentally flattened by a Bulldogs player on the sidelines of the Georgia-Auburn game expressed her appreciation for all the prayers and support on Sunday.
“Last night was very scary, but I’m so glad to be walking away with nothing more than a concussion and some bruises,” tweeted Chamberlain Smith, the photographer who works for UGA athletics department.
“I will be home resting and recovering for the next several days, but I’m looking forward to being back on the sidelines soon.”
The nasty hit was caught on national TV, and stopped the football game for several minutes, shortly before halftime. Smith was transported to a local hospital, diagnosed with a concussion, and released late Saturday night.
It was UGA running back Brian Herrien who accidentally collided with Smith. Herrien was visibly shaken, and Herrien asked UGA quarterback Jake Fromm to join him in a prayer for Smith before the team returned to the field after intermission.
Scary scene at #UGAvsAUB
Appears a photographer was knocked unconscious pic.twitter.com/GgTJrWeyQd
— Nick Cole (@NickColeSports) November 16, 2019