Cleveland Browns star running back Nick Chubb was taken off the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night with a knee injury, and Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed after the game that Chubb will be out for the rest of the season.
Early in the second quarter, Chubb collided with Steelers defender Minkah Fitzpatrick at the finish of a 5-yard run. While being tackled by Fitzpatrick, Chubb’s legs bent awkwardly beneath him.
Following the play, a teammate grabbed Chubb’s hand to assist him in getting to his feet, and Chubb shook his head while gripping his left knee. He unbuttoned his chinstrap and rolled onto his side.
Chubb experienced a significant knee injury in college at Georgia in 2015, a dislocation with three damaged ligaments. The latest injury, like the prior one, was painful to see, and ESPN refused to broadcast replays of the play where he was harmed.
Chubb lay on the ground for several minutes while teammates prayed nearby. He ultimately got on a cart and departed. Before getting wounded, Chubb ran 10 times for 64 yards.