Kirby Smart shares candid thoughts on 'scary situation' involving Georgia photographer
Two days after a serious injury on the sidelines at Auburn, Georgia officials offered an update on Monday about Georgia photographer Chamberlain Smith, who left the game on a stretcher.
Seth Emerson of The Athletic reported: “Before Kirby Smart presser, Claude Felton updates on UGA photography intern Chamberlain Smith, who he says is home recuperating: “She’s anxious to get back to work.”
Smith was knocked unconscious as Georgia RB Brian Herrien was tackled out of bounds at about the five yard line. She 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 and the stadium fell silent for several moments.
Once Smart took the podium, he offered these thoughts about Smith, who is a photography intern in the Georgia Athletics Department and a UGA graduate.
“To Chamberlain, I also want to say she comes to every Thursday night to this event in here,” Smart said. “We have a radio show. She’s here with us every Thursday night. She takes pictures. She does an outstanding job. And that was a very scary moment, I know, for our players and for me, because we looked over, and she was motionless at the time, and it was a pretty scary situation, I know, for Brian and Jake. But we want to wish her well and thank her for all the work she does. She does a tremendous job.”
Smith on Sunday released her on statement to thank people for the support.
“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!”