UGA tailback Nick Chubb suffered a horrific leg injury on his first carry of this weekend’s game against Tennessee, and athletes from around the football world have begun sending out tweets and prayers in support of the sophomore star. Count two notable former SEC running backs among them.
Former Bulldog Todd Gurley and ex-South Carolina tailback Marcus Lattimore, both of whom suffered ACL injuries that effectively ended their college careers, sounded off on Saturday afternoon.
“Prayers for my boy Chubb. SMH,” Gurley tweeted. (SMH stands for “shaking my head.”)
Current UGA running back Keith Marshall suffered a torn ACL during the school’s last game at Neyland Stadium (October, 2013). Gurley missed the entire contest with injury.
“Praying for a clear conscience for the GREAT Nick Chubb. God doesn’t make mistakes,” Lattimore tweeted.
Chubb’s injury appeared serious, and he looked visibly shaken up as trainers guided him away from the field. Video of the play can be watched below (WARNING: graphic).
Prayers for my boy Chubb. SMH
— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) October 10, 2015
Praying for a clear conscience for the GREAT Nick Chubb. God doesn't make mistakes.
— Marcus Lattimore (@MarcusLattimore) October 10, 2015
Nick Chubb injured his leg and it is Not Safe For Life https://t.co/d9MsaEDrLT
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 10, 2015