Gurley, Lattimore tweet support for Nick Chubb following horrific injury


If anyone can understand what’s going through the head of Nick Chubb right now, it’s Todd Gurley and Marcus Lattimore.

In the first play of the first possession of Georgia’s game against Tennessee, Chubb went down with an absolutely horrific-looking injury as his left knee bent in a way that God never intended.  Officially, UGA stated that the running back wouldn’t return to the game because of the left knee injury, but gave no prognosis beyond this weekend.  Unofficially, it very much appears that Chubb’s 2015 season has come to an end.

For those who are squeamish, look away.

Chubb took over as the Bulldogs’ top back almost exactly one year ago today, becoming one of the most productive players at the position in the country during that time; entering Week 6, he was third in the country in rushing yards.  Chubb’s emergence coincided with All-American Todd Gurley’s NCAA-related suspension and then, in his first game back, a torn ACL.

Gurley ended up leaving UGA after his junior season and became the first running back taken in the 2015 NFL draft.  Upon hearing/seeing the news of Chubb’s potentially devastating injury, Gurley could only shake his head and offer up prayers.

Former South Carolina All-American Marcus Lattimore, himself the victim of a significant knee injury that cost him the remainder of his collegiate career as well as any meaningful NFL career, tweeted support for the fallen player as well.

While there remains uncertainty regarding the severity of Chubb’s injury, there’s one near-certainty moving forward: the calls for Leonard Fournette — and now the sophomore Chubb as well –to sit out the 2016 season and protect himself from such an injury will grow louder and louder in the coming days and weeks.