Chubb Watch: it’s still on

Anthony Dasher:

When Chubb tore up his knee last October at Tennessee, it was one of those injuries – especially after seeing the replay – that just tugged at your heart.

The human body wasn’t supposed to contort the way we saw Chubb’s knee twist before falling to the turf there in Knoxville.

I’ll be honest. After watching it happen in person, part of me wondered if Chubb would ever play again, and if he did, would he resemble the same back folks were touting as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate before the season began.

While the latter is a question that still needs to be answered, there no longer seems any doubt that Chubb will be back on the field – in fact, it would seem sooner rather than later.

It’s been a long time – and this is not hyperbole – where I’ve seen an athlete show as much determination and will to overcome even the steepest of obstacles as Chubb.

He’s a different breed.

Like I said before, all we’re waiting on to complete the recovery hype is Phil Steele naming Chubb a preseason All-SEC pick.

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7 responses to “Chubb Watch: it’s still on

  1. FtWorthDawg

    I think another question in this story is what the hell is going on with the Tennessee football field. I cringe every time I think about having to play football in Knoxville. It’s gone from a pleasant memory of Herschel “running all over people” to “oh my lord, there goes another knee”. At some point all these injuries are more than a coincidence. A victory in Knoxville isn’t measured by the scoreboard but in how many players ride home on the bus versus the ambulance.

    • Jared S.

      Wasn’t UT supposed to be “working” on fixing their field issues. I can’t find any news about it that’s been written since December….
      http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/Tennessee-Vols-football-working-to-address-Neyland-Stadium-grass-41617790

    • Kevin

      I’m curious about UT football player injuries. We’ve had many UGA players get hurt playing every other year, but UT plays 6/7 or 8 games a year there. Do they suffer many knee injuries? Just curious if their players suffer the same fate.

    • Macallanlover

      In fairness, I didn’t think Chubb’s injury had anything to with field conditions. It seemed more about the timing and way he as hit and how he planted the leg. I am not ever soft on issues dealing with that large glob of orange mess but I think the field escapes the blame with this injury. Doesn’t mean we cannot laugh about their ineptitude to grow Bermuda grass in the South for over a 6-7 year period when the have one of the world’s leading experts on growing grass right on their campus. He was never contacted. Beautiful.

      • FtWorthDawg

        To me most injuries that have occurred are during some kind of plant. makes me think that are cleats may be too long or something similar. Playing on this kind of field 6-7 times a year, a team could modify their cleats to prevent those types on injury. And also keep those modifications to themselves. OK, I’ll take the tin foil pyramid off my head now.

      • Puffdawg

        And don’t forget Keith Marshall’s injury had nothing to do with turf and everything to do with Tennessee defender putting his facemask squarely into the knee. He might as well have used a tire iron.

    • Maybe Kirby needs to make sure UGA players are wearing the same cleats as the UT players do.