Georgia RB Chubb suffered torn PCL and needs surgery, player’s mother says

Nick Chubb had rushed for at least 100 yards in 13 straight games before suffering the injury.

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Georgia running back Nick Chubb is likely to undergo surgery later this month to repair the knee injury suffered Saturday in the Bulldogs’ 38-31 loss to Tennessee, the player’s mother said.

Writing on Facebook, La’Velle Chubb said Sunday the surgery will possibly take place in two weeks to allow swelling to subside. The damage includes a tear to the posterior cruciate ligament.

"Nick has A PCL tear along with 2 other ligaments," she wrote. "It’s not nearly as bad as it could’ve been. They’ll wait for swelling to go down to decide when to have surgery."

Chubb was injured on his first carry of the game and had to be helped off the field. Bulldogs coach Mark Richt was initially optimistic that surgery might not be needed, but the subsequent exam dashed those hopes.

Chubb had rushed for at least 100 yards in 13 straight games. He entered Saturday’s loss ranked third nationally with 801 yards on 91 carries.