Any questions about Nick Chubb's health appear to have been answered. If all goes according to plan, the junior running back will be 100 percent in time for Georgia's season-opener against North Carolina in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend.
In a video taken from a previous interview aired by ABC/ESPN, Chubb says his return is going to "be something to see ... "I'm gonna be back for the opening game."
Chubb missed the second half of last season with a serious knee injury he suffered against Tennessee. The injury required surgery and limited him to no-contact drills during spring practice. Whether Chubb's prognosis is accurate or not, it at least represents the most specific timeline on his return date so far. Previously, coach Kirby Smart was vague about Chubb's return date, and SEC writer Tony Barnhart said last month he would be surprised if Chubb was ready by September.
"The orthopedic people that I've talked to say from the date you injure the way he injured that knee, it's a calendar year," Barnhart said on 1010XL in Jacksonville. "So if he comes back before the end of September, I'm going to be surprised. But if he comes back anywhere close to what he was before, Georgia's going to develop the quarterback and they're going to have a pretty good football team."
If Chubb does return for the season opener, it would obviously be a huge win for the Bulldogs, who could be breaking in a new quarterback if freshman Jacob Eason ends up winning the starting job.