"It would be pretty safe to say (Chubb) will be out for the season," Richt said during a conference call with reporters.
Richt said he didn't know how long the running back would be out.
"We just don’t know the timetable on that yet," he said indicating that the program is hopeful he will return before the start of the 2016 season. Chubb was injured on the first play from scrimmage in the Bulldogs’ 38-31 loss to Tennessee.
UGA Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Ron Courson said in a statment that “all the damage is repairable and a full recovery is expected following surgery and rehab.”
UGA went on to say that Chubb is currently in the hospital for observation and surgery would be expected sometime in the next two weeks.
The good news for Chubb is that, according to UGA, “the injury involves damage to multiple ligaments and cartilage; however, the damage does not include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Neither does the injury involve arteries or nerves.”