Nick Chubb injury: Cleveland Browns star will undergo season-ending knee surgery

Nick Chubb, a talented running back for the Cleveland Browns, will have surgery on his left knee after sustaining a horrific injury that likely terminate his season in Monday night’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Chubb, a four-time Pro Bowler in six seasons, was injured in the second quarter when Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick made a low contact on him during a carry. The same knee Chubb injured in Georgia in 2015 and had surgically repaired crumpled as a result of the impact.

The conclusion of Chubb’s season was announced by Coach Kevin Stefanski on Tuesday. He did not give any information on the injury’s severity or the timing of the operation.

Stefanski expressed his disappointment for Nick during a Zoom call. “He means a lot to this team, means a lot to this organization so he will be missed. But he will bounce back. I have no doubt.”

Chubb, 27, was removed from the scene and brought to a hospital in Pittsburgh as a precaution. After being freed, he went back to Cleveland to get an MRI.

Without one of their top players, the Browns (1-1) must now refocus and move forward. Chubb, a quiet and unassuming guy, is possibly Cleveland’s most well-liked player. His work ethic and professional approach set the tone.

Cleveland’s offense and quarterback Deshaun Watson battled for long stretches in the 26-22 loss, the Browns’ 20th straight regular-season loss in Pittsburgh.

Jerome Ford, the backup running back who will now replace Chubb, was one of the few bright lights on an otherwise gloomy evening.

Ford, a second-year player from Cincinnati, took Chubb’s place and carried for 106 yards on 16 carries for an average of 6.6 yards. One play after Chubb’s injury, Ford ran for 69 yards and then caught a 3-yard touchdown pass.

Ford will be the featured back moving forward, according to Stefanski, though the Browns are considering signing a second running back.

“You don’t replace Nick Chubb,” he remarked. “Great players in the league, you look around, they go out. It’s always not one person that replaces a player of his caliber, so everybody’s got to do a little bit more, got to do a little bit more everywhere.

“We will look at options there in terms of who we bring in.”

On Sunday, the Titans will visit the Browns.

Credits: FoxSports

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