Sony Michel is healthy and has been able to get into the swing of the offense over the past two weeks.
As a result, he’s doing his part not to look back on what occurred on July 3, when he sustained an open fracture to his left forearm in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
The injury forced Michel into surgery a day later and caused him to miss Georgia’s season-opening win over North Carolina. Wanting to look forward, Michel was hesitant to answer any questions on the topic.
“It was a crazy accident,” Michel said. “It’s an accident I want to leave in the past. I want to leave behind. It’s not something a person wants to think about or replay in their mind. It was a crazy, freak accident that happened that weekend.”
Michel returned to the playing field against Nicholls State but saw limited snaps. He technically started Georgia’s game at Missouri as he went into the game first and took a quick pass. He finished the Missouri game with nine carries for 37 rushing yards and two receptions for 19 receiving yards.
With Michel back, Georgia was able to spell Nick Chubb with him in the run game and also use both backs in various formations. Moving forward, Michel could add another dimension to Georgia’s offense.
“He’s amazing, that’s my boy. We’re very close,” Chubb said. “Having him out there with me is special and I appreciate that.”
Michel had to stay patient following the surgery and not worry about rushing back too soon. While he felt good for the North Carolina game, he adhered to the decision to be held out.
Now, Michel is fully healed and good to go.
“I’m 100 percent,” Michel said. “If I wasn’t I wouldn’t be out there.”