Is it time to Panic? Freshman Elijah Holyfield Injured

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Is it time to Panic? Freshman Elijah Holyfield Injured

Elijah Holyfield going thru pass catching drills in the rain
Elijah Holyfield

Freshman running back Elijah Holyfield has been reported to have been injured in Georgia’s second scrimmage on Saturday afternoon.

While there has been no official confirmation from the University of Georgia, the Atlanta Journal Constitution first reported that Holyfield had suffered an injury on Saturday evening, and the Macon Ledger-Enquirer elaborated, stating that he had suffered an ankle injury and was in a walking boot, similar to what we’ve seen safety Quincy Mauger and tight end Charlie Woerner wear after their foot/ankle injuries this fall camp. See picture of Woerner.

Charlie Woerner with da boot - Monday 08-15-2016 - fall camp
Charlie Woerner with ‘da boot’

Holyfield has been having a stellar fall camp thus far from all accounts, and he was expected to be a big part of Georgia’s running attack for their opening contest against the Tarheels. With Sony Michel’s status for the North Carolina game still questionable at this point, Nick Chubb, whose made a remarkable come back from suffering a season ending knee injury last year, may get more work than originally anticipated. However, there is no need to sound the panic alarm yet my fellow Dawg fans.

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Don’t Panic scene from the movie Airplane
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It is possible he could be ready in two weeks, and my money is that Sony should be close to ready based on his progress so far. But even if Holyfield and Sony cannot go, there is senior Brendan Douglas, redshirt freshman Tae Crowder, and freshman Brian Herrien that can help share the load with Chubb.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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4 responses on “Is it time to Panic? Freshman Elijah Holyfield Injured

  1. Bulldawg Bob2

    wet willie  Holyfield had a stress fracture at Woodward Academy in their 2nd game of the season vs St. Pius X on Sept. 4th his senior year, and he missed a few games over a 4 week period. He thought he had just sprained his ankle because of how the pain was radiating up into his ankle; so, he came out got it taped and finished the game. He played on it the next game as well vs Lovett.  It continued to bother him that following week, went to the doc, got it x-rayed, where it revealed he had a stress fracture in the bone in his foot. He came back on October 23rd and finished the season including playoffs.
    The injury he suffered in Saturday’s scrimmage is a sprained ankle he got running and cutting on a wet field in the pouring rain.

  2. wet willie

    let’s hope Holyfield’s foot problem isn’t a replay of the same injury that hobbled him in high school.