Sideline Photographer Knocked Unconscious by Collision During Georgia-Auburn

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 16, 2019

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A sideline photographer was briefly knocked unconscious in the second quarter of Saturday's game between Georgia and Auburn.

David Paschall of the Chattanooga Times Free Press identified the photographer as Chamberlain Smith.

Per Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde, Smith was hit by Georgia running back Brian Herrien when he was pushed out of bounds after catching a pass from Jake Fromm.

The Athletic's Seth Emerson noted she had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.

Herrien's left knee appeared to make direct contact with the Smith's camera, which was knocked back into her head and neck area.

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Brutal, brutal impact here. Jamie Erdahl said she was knocked unconscious but has thankfully regained consciousness. She’s being transported off the field on a stretcher. https://t.co/wRdIC45nEl

Per Paschall, Smith is a photography intern for the UGA athletic department.

The game was delayed for a few minutes so medical personnel could load her onto a gurney.

Smith's eyes were open and she appeared to be speaking to the medical staff as they were taking the stretcher off the field.