Nick Chubb’s prognosis is ‘optimistic’ after surgery

Nick Chubb watches from the training table during last Saturday's Georgia win over Missouri. Former teammate and current St. Louis Rams tailback Todd Gurley is sitting wit him.

ATHENS — Georgia star tailback Nick Chubb had surgery on his knee Friday, and the school said it is “optimistic for a full recovery.”

The surgery was performed by Robert E. Hancock, who is with the Athens Orthopedic Clinic and the lead orthopedic surgeon for the UGA athletics department, and James R. Andrews, the renowned surgeon based out of Pensacola.

Chubb tore the PCL in his left knee as well as two other knee ligaments on the first play from scrimmage in Georgia’s 38-31 loss at Tennessee on Oct. 10.

“We are very pleased with the surgery and the procedure went extremely well,” UGA Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Ron Courson said in a statement. “Following his discharge, Nick will start his rehabilitation program and we are optimistic for a full recovery.”

The hope is that Chubb will be able to return for the start of next season, when he will be a junior.

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