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.
Scary moment in the Bulldogs game . A sideline collision with a Georgia student photographer and Brian Herrien . It was a total accident. Prayers up to the young lady. She was carted off the field . 🙏🏼 #UGAvsAUB pic.twitter.com/rhUqJywJUR— Alison Mastrangelo (@AlisonWSB) November 16, 2019
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.
UPDATE: Chamberlain Smith, a photography intern for the University of Georgia Athletic Association, was injured on an out-of-bounds play during the second quarter of the Georgia-Auburn football game. She is being treated at East Alabama Medical Center. https://t.co/8NP6rixkWK— Alison Mastrangelo (@AlisonWSB) November 16, 2019
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.
In a tweet from Herrien, he said his heart went out to Smith and that he prayed for her.
My heart goes out to her and her family I prayed for her well being as we took a knee 🤞🏾❤️ https://t.co/L8Vmz3Ffse— Brian Herrien (@brianherrienn) November 17, 2019
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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