Not only did the Cleveland Browns suffer their first defeat of the season Monday night, but they also lost the heart and soul of their offense. During the second quarter of a 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Nick Chubb was carted off the field after suffering a gruesome knee injury on a hit from Minkah Fitzpatrick.
ESPN’s broadcast team initially elected not to show the replay, but one could hear the gasps from the crowd at Acrisure Stadium when it was shown on the jumbotron. The crowd then showed their support for Chubb by cheering for him as he was carted off to the locker room.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed Tuesday that Chubb suffered a significant knee injury and is done for the season. Chubb’s injuries included multiple torn ligaments, according to NFL Media. With Chubb out, Stefanski said that backup Jerome Ford, who rushed for 106 yards on 16 carries against the Steelers, will now be the team’s “featured back.”
However, the Browns will still look to add another player at the position, per Stefanski. According to Cleveland.com, free agent Kareem Hunt and Rams rusher Cam Akers are among the options Cleveland is exploring to help replace Chubb. The former traveled to the area to visit with the Browns on Tuesday, per NFL Media, making a reunion all the more likely.
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Author : Bryan DeArdo
Publish date : 2023-09-19 20:47:21
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