ATHENS — Georgia’s Nick Chubb made another comeback. This time it was against Tennessee.
A week after suffering an ankle sprain against Ole Miss and missing practice all week, Chubb came into the game at tailback on the Bulldogs’ second offensive series. He took a handoff at left tackle for a three-yard gain. He was replaced on the next play by starter Sony Michel.
Chubb suffered a sprain of his left ankle late in the second quarter last Saturday against Ole Miss. His father, Henry Chubb, said Friday Chubb would be sitting out the Tennessee game. However, head coach Kirby Smart said late Friday afternoon that it would be a “game-time decision” for the Bulldogs’ star tailback.
Chubb tore three ligaments in his left knee on the first play of last year’s game against Tennessee. But he was able to return for preseason practice and not only started the Bulldogs’ opener against North Carolina, he rushed for 222 yards and two touchdowns in the 33-24 victory.
Chubb gained only 200 yards total in the three games since, however, as Georgia’s offensive line struggled to run block.
Chubb warmed up with the rest of Georgia’s backs before Saturday’s game and opened it on an exercise bike on the Bulldogs’ sideline. He came in for the first play of the second offensive series.
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