UGA Football

Nick Chubb full-go at practice, Sony Michel does individual work on the side

By Jason Butt

jbutt@macon.com

UGA begins fall camp, Sony Michel practices solo

As preseason camp begins, Georgia running back practiced solo with director of sports medicine Ron Courson. Other scenes from first practice.
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As preseason camp begins, Georgia running back practiced solo with director of sports medicine Ron Courson. Other scenes from first practice.

As expected, Nick Chubb was with the offense working as Georgia's first-team running back.

Sporting a knee brace at Monday's practice, Chubb ran, cut and participated in every drill. He even did some blocking work. Chubb has been recovering from a significant knee injury sustained last year against Tennessee, in which his PCL, LCL and MCL were all torn.

Chubb blocking was the extent of any contact, however, as Georgia was only in helmets and shorts.

Sony Michel, who is recovering from an open fracture to his left forearm, was wearing a brace in practice and seen doing conditioning work with director of sports medicine Ron Courson. Michel sustained his injury in a July 3 ATV accident.

"(Michel's) going to really work hard on the conditioning aspect early on," head coach Kirby Smart said. "We’re not really comfortable with him right now on if he’d have to fall and brace himself. He won’t be as involved. Nick has been doing for the last three months everything the team has done. He will continue to that, everything the team is doing. We’ll continue to monitor his progress. The big thing for Nick is putting the ball in his hand because that’s what he really hasn’t had outside of drill work.”

Behind Chubb, Brendan Douglas and Tae Crowder seemed to be working as a tandem as the second running back.

Shaquery Wilson, Elijah Holyfield and Brian Herrien all received reps behind them. Holyfield, listed at 5-foot-11 and 209 pounds, looked bigger than his listed weight and like he'd been in a weight room all summer.

 

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