Go Pokes writer Terry Tush told me that when he checked with his source in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on how Bev Facey School standout running back Chuba Hubbard did in his final high school game, the Provincial Final against St. Francis, that reporter from the Sherwood Park-Strathcona County News wrote, "Hubbard was shaken up early in the third quarter and when he returned wasn’t as effective."
Wonder why Hubbard wasn't effective? He said tonight that he suffered a broken fibula in his left leg in the game.
"Yes, I fractured the left leg. It's in the middle of the leg, the doctors said the fibula," Hubbard said. "It was good that it wasn't major and I didn't need surgery. It will be okay and they said I will be off of it for four to six weeks."
Hubbard made it sound like no big deal, but the fact he toughed it out and played on it is a pretty impressive feat. Hubbard had 177 rushing yards in the 16-11 loss to St. Francis.
"No worries, I'm getting over it," he said.
Hubbard finished his senior season with 2,272 yards and 24 touchdowns to go along with his monster numbers that he posted every season at Bev Facey. The 6-1, 190-pound speedster said he will focus on all track in the spring and he is committed to Oklahoma State to participate in both sports.
He is also set to make his official visit to Oklahoma State in January.
"Coach (Marcus) Arroyo is supposed to be here on Thursday to visit," Hubbard said with some excitement.
Hubbard said everything is great with his commitment to Oklahoma State and he is looking forward to the official visit in January.