Chubb "50-50" for Troy Game

ATHENS - Georgia could be without second-leading rusher Nick Chubb for Saturday’s game against Troy, but coach Mark Richt isn’t ruling him out.

The freshman underwent surgery for a broken left thumb on Monday.

“Knowing Nick, I’d say it’s about 50-50,” Richt said about his availability for the game.

Chubb sustained the injury last week in practice.

“He played with it,” Richt said of Saturday's game Chubb rushed for 34 yards on four carries in the Bulldogs’ 38-35 loss to South Carolina. “He’s a tough dude. I think he could have gone the whole season with but if he hit it again, it could have displaced and become problematic.”

The Cedartown product has run for 104 yards on eight carries and a touchdown, a 47-yarder against Clemson in the opener.

The Bulldogs have a deep backfield with Todd Gurley, Sony Michel and Keith Marshall. Georgia plays a team Saturday in Troy that ranks 111th in the nation in stopping the run at 233.7 yards per game.

Later Monday on his radio show, Richt said Chubb is considered “doubtful,” but wouldn’t count him out.

If Chubb, can’t go “it would mean another one of our running backs would step up on play,” receiver Chris Conley said. “We’ve got guys all over the place who can make plays other than Nick Chubb. We have Sony Michel, obviously Todd, we have Keith

Marshall who’s working back in. We also have Brendan Douglas. I am confident in each and every one of those guys running ability, their ability to get first downs and score touchdowns.”


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