Georgia running back Nick Chubb is helped off the field after injuring his left knee on the first play from scrimmage during an NCAA college football game against Tennessee, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Brant Sanderlin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia running back Nick Chubb has left Saturday’s game with Tennessee after injuring his left knee on the first play from scrimmage.
Chubb was running toward the sideline when he was hit by cornerback Emmanuel Moseley and later by linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin. He was helped off the field and remained on the sideline surrounded by a crowd of players and team officials as the 19th-ranked Bulldogs began their second offensive series. He later was carted away.
Georgia officials said he wasn’t expected to return to the game.
This marks the second straight time Georgia has lost a running back to a potentially serious injury during a trip to Tennessee. In the Bulldogs’ 34-31 overtime victory at Tennessee in 2013, Georgia running back Keith Marshall and wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley tore their anterior cruciate ligaments in their right knees to knock them out for the remainder of that season.
Chubb had rushed for at least 100 yards rushing in 13 straight games and was leading all active Football Bowl Subdivision players with a career average of 127.3 yards rushing per game. He entered Saturday ranked third nationally with 801 yards rushing on 91 carries.
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