Cleveland Browns announced on Tuesday that running back Nick Chubb will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury during the team’s “Monday Night Football” loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 18. The play was too graphic to be replayed on television during the “Monday Night Football” broadcast.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed that Chubb, 27, will undergo surgery, sharing during a postgame briefing that Chubb has a “significant knee injury”. Said Chubb: “He’s a great football player as we know, but he’s an even better person, so we will support him every step along the way.” Chubb previously suffered a left knee injury while playing at the University of Georgia, where he tore his PCL, MCL and LCL in the same knee.
The injury occurred in the second quarter of the Browns/Steelers matchup, when Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick hit Chubb, whose left knee went inward. Chubb grabbed his leg on the field before medical staff rushed over. During the game, the Browns posted on the team’s official account on X, formerly known as Twitter, that Chubb would be out for the rest of the game due to the injury. After Chubb was transported off the Steelers’ Acrisure Stadium field, Browns running back Jerome Ford stepped in, catching a touchdown pass. However, the Browns still lost to the Steelers 26-22.
After announcing that Chubb would be placed on season-ending injured reserve, the Browns tweeted: “Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes for Nick. Our thoughts are with him right now for the recovery ahead.”
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