Cleveland Browns star Nick Chubb could be out for the season after being carted off the field after suffering a serious knee injury during Monday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Nick has a very significant knee injury,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Post-game description Monday night. “He’s a great footballer as we know him, but he’s an even better human being, so we’ll support him every step of the way.”
Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was hit by a sub in the second quarter of Monday’s game and his left knee went inward. NFL.com reported. Medics rushed onto the field to find Chubb clutching his leg in pain. He was quickly carted off the field and ejected from the game.
Stefanski wasn’t sure how many ligaments the 27-year-old Georgia athlete tore.
Asked if he expected Chubb to leave this season, Stefanski said, “I do.”
Chubb injured the same knee during his college career at Georgia in 2015; In that case he tore his MCL, LCL and PCL ESPN.
“It’s a blow to the whole team and we don’t want his injury to go to waste,” Myles Garrett said at a postgame with the team. Press conference. “We need to progress and that’s what he wants us to do. And if he has a will in the matter, that’s what he will do. Just keep fighting and use that as motivation.
Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson said Chubb’s injury triggered “a lot of flashbacks to when he was in college.”
“It was honestly tough,” he told reporters after the game. “I know he doesn’t have a ‘C’ on his jersey, but he’s a captain, he’s a leader, he’s the definition of this team, this city, this organization. He’s got some holes to fill.”
Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for Chubb on social media.
Basketball icon LeBron James He tweeted that “Innocent!!!! Nick Sup. Praying for complete healing.”
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson He tweeted that: “Prayers for Nick Chubb.”
“Love you Nick…Prayers,” Baker Mayfield, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, wrote on social media. Meanwhile, former teammate Odell Beckham Jr wrote: “Praying for my brother Chubb.”