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BREAKING: Former UGA Football RB Nick Chubb Suffers Major Injury on Monday night football

September 18, 2023
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ATHENS - Former UGA Football star running back Nick Chubb left the Browns’ game with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night on a cart after suffering a knee injury. 

“We are not going to show that replay,” ESPN’s Troy Aikman said said of the injury.

Eventually ESPN showed the replay of the injury from a camera angle that was not gruesome. It is the second time Chubb has suffered a high-profile knee injury. In 2015, Chubb tore his MCL, PCL and LCL when he landed on the turf at Neyland Stadium in the first quarter of the Bulldogs’ game at Tennessee. He did not play the rest of that season.

The Steelers showed the replay inside the stadium, and Pittsburgh fans groaned loudly. Chubb was cheered as he left the game on a cart.

"I think everyone over on the Browns' sideline is in shock about Nick Chubb," Aikman added after the Browns converted a two-point conversion two plays after Chubb was hurt.

According to FanDuel, the Cleveland Browns have just +360 odds to win the AFC North.



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“We love you Nick Chubb,” former UGA TE Ben Watson wrote on Twitter. “So proud of all you’ve done, and all you will do.”

Nick Chubb Set the Standard for Kirby Smart’s UGA Football

Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who both signed with the Bulldogs in 2014 and took the program to its first national title game in decades, were a major part of the turn around of UGA Football’s program in the late 2010s. 

The duo’s decision to stay at UGA after the 2016 season is considered one of the main moments in Kirby Smart’s tenure at Georgia. Chubb, Michel and several other rising seniors announced their decision to return to UGA weeks before the team played in the Liberty Bowl against TCU in 2016. 

Since that announcement, the Bulldogs have played in three College Football Playoff National Championship Games - including a blowout win over TCU to conclude the 2022 season. Chubb ended his career at UGA with 4,769 career yards and 44 rushing touchdowns.

Chubb was a workhorse in Silver Britches. He was one of four permanent team captains on the 2017 team that won the SEC that season for the Bulldogs. He ended his career with 4,769 yards - behind only Herschel Walker in UGA and SEC all-time career leaders in rushing yards. His rushing totals rank 39th all time in college football history as of 2022. 

Chubb was named SEC Freshman of the Year and All-SEC First Team his freshman season. His best game of his four-year run at Georgia came in the 2014 Belk Bowl where he slashed No. 20 Louisville for 266 rushing yards.

Chubb came into the 2023 season with the Browns having amassed 6,341 rushing yards during his five-year career with the Cleveland Browns. He signed a three-year $36.6M contact with the Browns, which made made his salary go up nearly ten fold from his previous contract. The Browns then selected Chubb No. 35 overall in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 



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