ATHENS — It looks like Georgia star tailback Nick Chubb will be able to play against Tennessee on Saturday. It’s just not certain yet.
Chubb sprained his ankle in Saturday’s loss at Ole Miss. He was hurt during the second quarter, then put his helmet back on, but ended up being held out for the second half, with Ole Miss cruising to a 45-14 win.
“He’s gonna continue to rehab really hard,” head coach Kirby Smart said Monday. “We’re obviously hopeful he’ll be able to do something. But we won’t know more until later in the week.”
One of Chubb’s teammates, senior center Brandon Kublanow, was more bullish.
“I’m pretty sure Nick’s going to want to play this game, after what happened last year,” Kublanow said, alluding to Chubb’s knee injury at Tennessee. “This is what he’s been working for, so I expect a lot out of Nick, and I expect he expects a lot out of himself.”
After rushing for 222 yards in Georgia’s season opener, Chubb has been held to 80 by Nicholls State, 63 at Missouri and 57 at Ole Miss.