Cleveland Browns' running back, Nick Chubb, is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury sustained during Monday night's game
Nick Chubb, the star running back for the Cleveland Browns, suffered a severe knee injury during Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which is expected to prematurely conclude his season, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport's report indicates that Chubb likely sustained damage to multiple ligaments in his knee. While head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed Chubb's season-ending status, he refrained from providing specific details about the injury until further imaging, scheduled for Tuesday, provides more clarity.
The injury occurred in the second quarter when Chubb was tackled low by Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, causing his left knee to buckle inward. In visible agony, Chubb immediately clutched his leg and required medical attention before being transported off the field via cart. The nature of the injury was deemed too distressing for replay on the telecast.
As Chubb was removed from the field, Steelers fans displayed a touching show of support by chanting his name. The emotional running back acknowledged the gesture.
This unfortunate injury marks a recurrence of the same knee Chubb injured during his college career at Georgia, where he tore the PCL, MCL, and LCL.
Chubb, renowned for his consistent excellence, is a four-time Pro Bowler with four consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. His 2023 campaign had a promising start, with 106 rushing yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 and 64 yards on 10 carries in Monday's game.