Senior tight end Jay Rome knows what Nick Chubb is going through.
Having to endure a lengthy rehab on a surgically-repaired foot in 2013, Rome understands what Chubb will endure as he recovers his injured knee. Chubb tore multiple ligaments on the first play from scrimmage in this past Saturday’s 38-31 loss to Tennessee and will miss the remainder of the season.
Chubb was on site at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall and was in the training room on Monday. Senior tight end Jay Rome spoke with Chubb on Monday and told him to keep his head up through the process.
“It’s tough for anybody going through that,” Rome said. “Me being a guy that’s been through a serious injury, I just tried to encourage him, I prayed with him and let him know sometimes you can’t lean on your own understanding.”
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Starting right guard Greg Pyke said he spoke briefly with Chubb on the plane ride back from Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s a tough situation for Georgia to deal with, but one he’s hopeful Chubb will be able to get through.
“He’s one of the hardest working guys,” Pyke said. “Last year when people went on spring break, he stayed and trained. Who does that? Everyone has been saying a lot of prayers for him. I talked to him a little bit on the plane and he’s in good spirits. We have some of the best medical staff here so I think he’ll have a speedy recovery.”