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Richt: Nick Chubb has minor ankle injury, shouldn't miss practice

Jason Butt

jbutt@macon.com

Nick Chubb ran for 189 yards against Vanderbilt in Week 2.
Nick Chubb ran for 189 yards against Vanderbilt in Week 2.

Nick Chubb will enter this week with an injured ankle, head coach Mark Richt said on his Sunday teleconference.

Chubb sustained the injury during Saturday’s 31-14 win over Vanderbilt. Although it gave Richt a scare, it’s not considered serious.

“He’s fine. His ankle got a little tweaked but we don’t think it’s anything at all that will keep him out,” Richt said. “I don’t even think he’ll miss a practice. For a minute there we weren’t sure.”

The Bulldogs will need Chubb available for Georgia’s next game against South Carolina.

Against the Commodores, Chubb totaled 19 carries for 189 yards with a long of 68. In two games, Chubb has a total of 305 rushing yards and two touchdowns, with an average of 8.8 yards per rush.

Dating back to last season, Chubb has now totaled over 100 yards in 10 consecutive games. Following Saturday’s game, Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason said he had a hard time defending the sophomore running back from Cedartown.

"It's hard to bring him down with just one guy,” Mason said. “Any time you're trying to tackle a running back of his caliber with one person, it's tough."

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