Photographer hit in Georgia-Auburn game out of hospital
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A photographer who was treated at a hospital after she was hit on the sideline of the Georgia-Auburn game Saturday and carted off the field is out of the hospital.
A Georgia statement said Chamberlain Smith was sent to East Alabama Medical Center in nearby Opelika.
The school didn’t specify Smith’s injury, but said she was released from the hospital late Saturday.
A photography intern for the University of Georgia Athletic Association and Georgia graduate, Smith was hurt when Bulldogs running back Brian Herrien ran into her several feet off the sideline late in the second quarter.
Smith was kneeling down to take a picture and appeared to get hit in the head by Herrien’s knee.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart opened his postgame news conference by sending “thoughts and prayers” to Smith.
“It was really a scary moment,” Smart said. “Brian felt very sick about it. It was a tough deal, but hopefully she’s going to be OK. I think she is.”
Smith drew immediate medical attention and was down on the ground for several minutes. She had her eyes open, along with a bruise above her eye, when she was taken off on a stretcher.
Fifth-ranked Georgia beat No. 13 Auburn 21-14.