Nick Chubb will require surgery to repair a torn posterior cruciate ligament, as well as two other tears, the star running back’s mother posted on Facebook on Sunday.
Georgia's star running back sustained what appeared to be a serious knee injury on the first play of Georgia’s 38-31 loss to Tennessee on Saturday. Chubb’s mother, La’Velle Chubb, wrote that the injury is not as bad as it could have been.
It could take two weeks before Chubb has surgery as doctors wait for the swelling in his knee to subside, his mother wrote.
“Nick is in good spirits, Moma on the other hand is trying to hold it together,” she wrote. “This right here, along with a few other things just helps put things into perspective.”
After Saturday’s game, Georgia head coach Mark Richt said he was “hopeful” that Chubb wouldn’t require surgery, but it appears he will need it.
Richt will be available on his regular Sunday teleconference with the media at 5:45 p.m., in which he’ll likely be asked about Chubb’s timetable following the injury.
This season, Chubb has run for 747 yards and seven touchdowns.