Georgia student photographer injured in sidelined collision, carted off
A student photographer was injured in a collision on the sidelines of the Auburn-Georgia game in Auburn on Saturday and taken off the field on a stretcher.
Late in the second quarter of the game, the student photographer who was shooting near the 5-yard line was effectively run over on the sideline at Jordan-Hare Stadium after a pass near the sideline.
Photographer hit on the sidelines of the Georgia-Auburn game. Haven't seen her move. Scary. pic.twitter.com/gKgsu5w8fC
— Zach Holder (@ZachHolderWx) November 16, 2019
CBS’ sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl initially reported that she hadn’t seen the photographer move. A subsequent report stated the woman had opened her eyes and was responding.
— ChristinaWBRC (@ChristinaWBRC) November 16, 2019
Erdahl reported that the student photographer had a visible bruise on her right eye. The woman received cheers as she was carted off the field on the stretcher and into a tunnel.
When the game resumed after halftime, Erdahl reported that the student was an intern for the Georgia athletic department and was taken to East Alabama Medical Center.
UPDATE: The photographer was later identified as Chamberlain Smith, and she was released from the hospital on Saturday night.