The hearts of Georgia fans collectively sank when an injured Nick Chubb fell to the ground in pain and was toted off the field by medical personnel. It felt like the season was over and any chances of making a playoff run were ruined.
Sure, Georgia had, and still has, depth at running back in Keith Marshall (who is now on the Washington Redskins roster) and Sony Michel. Heck, UGA practically breeds superstar running backs like a farm. So to see one of the best and brightest in college football, a guy with so much potential, fall to a devastating knee injury was still killer.
But Georgia fans might be in for a treat, and potentially a season-boosting addition, as Chubb is determined to return in Georgia's season opener versus North Carolina held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
An official determination on his status hasn't been released, but Chubb is hopeful.
Chubb has been healing and rehabbing his knee during the offseason and was limited to only no-contact drills for spring training. Chubb could be a key player in warming up true freshman and potential starting quarterback Jacob Eason this season. Head coach Kirby Smart hasn't released who has earned the starting job just yet.