UGA photography intern taken off field on stretcher after sideline collision

UGA photography intern taken off field on stretcher after sideline collision

Georgia running back Brian Herrien (35) runs out of bounds and into a photographer during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

AUBURN, Ala. — There were scary moments for a photography intern after she was injured by a University of Georgia football player along the sidelines of Saturday's game against Auburn.

Channel 2 sports reporter Alison Mastrangelo learned that the student injured Saturday afternoon was Chamberlain Smith, a photography intern for the University of Georgia Athletic Association.

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Smith was injured in a sideline collision with UGA running back Brian Herrien during the second quarter of the game. Herrien ran out of bounds and couldn't stop before hitting Smith.

Smith was kneeling down to take a picture and appeared to get hit in the head by Herrien's knee.

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.

She was taken to East Alabama Medical Center to checked out and was released late Saturday night. Smith posted this statement Sunday morning:

Smith's mother posted on Facebook that Chamberlain underwent several tests at the hospital.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart...Thank you for all your calls, texts, messages, prayers &...

Posted by Layna Cloud Smith on Saturday, November 16, 2019

In a tweet from Herrien, he said his heart went out to Smith and that he prayed for her.

The Bulldogs beat Auburn 21-14 on Saturday. They are now headed to the SEC Championship game.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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