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Georgia RB Nick Chubb has surgery on injured left knee

Oct 10, 2015; Knoxville, TN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb (27) on the sideline after being injured during the second half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 10, 2015; Knoxville, TN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb (27) on the sideline after being injured during the second half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb was injured two weeks ago in a loss to Tennessee.

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia running back Nick Chubb is expected to make a full recovery after surgery on his left knee.

The operation was performed Friday at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens.

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Ron Courson, the school's senior associate athletic director for sports medicine, says the procedure "went extremely well."

Chubb, one of the nation's top players, tore the posterior cruciate and other knee ligaments on the first play from scrimmage in Georgia's loss to Tennessee two weeks ago.

Georgia has not given a timetable for Chubb's' recovery, but coach Mark Richt says he's "optimistic" the sophomore will be able to return next season.