UGA: Michel has shoulder contusion, out for game

One week after a breakout game in which he rushed for 155 yards and three touchdowns against Troy, Georgia freshman tailback Sony Michel suffered a shoulder injury Saturday against Tennessee.

The injury occurred with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the second quarter, and Michel was examined by trainers on the sideline. UGA initially announced the injury as a left-shoulder contusion and said Michel would return to the game. However, a subsequent announcement was made ruling him out for the remainder of the game.

“He’s got a shoulder injury that we’ll find out more about later on,” coach Mark Richt said afterward. “We don’t really know for sure on him.”

Immediately after Michel left the game, Georgia showed off its tailback depth, with fellow freshman Nick Chubb producing a nifty 20-yard catch-and-run touchdown. It was the first reception of Chubb’s college career.

Georgia had 289 yards rushing against Tennessee, including 208 yards on 28 carries by Todd Gurley, 32 yards on 11 carries by Chubb and 17 yards on three carries by Michel.

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