Even his head coach has bought in.
“I think Nick Chubb’s going to be fine,” Smart said. “But I won’t know that until the first scrimmage. Or the second scrimmage. When we get to go live and tackle and hit and he gets over that mental aspect of taking that first hit.”
Chubb’s progress has astounded coaches and players alike, with Smart stating during the spring that the Cedartown native was ahead of schedule with his recovery.
Having torn three ligaments and damaged cartilage, Chubb’s been able to rehab quicker than perhaps even Smart expected.
“There’s nobody in the country who could be back as fast as he is right now,” Smart said. “And he’s sped up the progress by his effort and toughness.”
It sounds like he’s saying Chubb’s pretty much made it back physically.
The good thing is if that’s the case and all that’s left in recovery is to determine Chubb’s mental state, I have a hard time believing he’s any less tough mentally than he is physically.