Georgia photographer injured at Auburn releases statement on social media
Chamberlain Smith, the Georgia photographer injured on the sideline at Auburn, has released a statement following her injury when she was run over by Georgia RB Brian Herrien.
Smith was knocked unconscious as Herrien was tackled out of bounds at about the five yard line. She is an intern working for the Georgia Athletics Department. Smith was taken to East Alabama Medical Center for treatment after she left the field on a stretcher once she woke up from the hit.
The hit happened late in the first half when Herrien was forced out of bounds after he caught a 3-yard pass from Jake Fromm.
Smith is a photojournalist and lifestyle photographer from Chattanooga, Tennessee, with a degree in photojournalism from Georgia.
She thanked all the “overwhelming outpouring of support” in messages and prayers.
“I’m so glad to be walking away with nothing more than a concussion and some bruises,” she wrote on a Twitter post. “I will be home resting and recovering for the next several days, but look forward to being back on the sidelines soon!”
At halftime, Herrien and Bulldogs Fromm prayed for Smith according to CBS Sports sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl.
— Chamberlain Smith (@ChamberlainSmit) November 17, 2019