ATHENS — There are unconfirmed reports circulating on social media that Sony Michel suffered a non-life-threatening injury on Monday. However, UGA has yet to issue an official response on the junior.
Michel is the Bulldogs’ starting tailback heading into preseason camp, which begins in four weeks. Michel rushed for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns last year, more than 100 yards per game of it coming after Nick Chubb was lost for the season to a knee injury in the sixth game of the season. Chubb still has not been cleared to play after having surgery to repair several ligaments.
Again, UGA has not yet responded to requests for information. However, there are numerous unconfirmed reports that Michel may have suffered an arm injury in an ATV accident and that he could be looking at a recovery time of six to eight weeks. Georgia is about eight weeks away from its season-opening game against North Carolina in the Georgia Dome.
If neither Chubb or Michel is available, senior Brendan Douglas would assume the No. 1 spot based on the latest depth charts. Douglas has never started but has played in 36 games and has 715 yards in his career. After him, the Bulldogs would have to turn to redshirt freshman Tae Crowder and true freshmen Elijah Holyfield and Brian Herrien.
This story will be updated as soon as more details are available.