Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb was carted off the field with a knee injury in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Monday Night Football” and ruled out.
Chubb took a violent shot from Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick at the end of a first-and-goal run. Steelers players immediately signaled to the sideline for the trainers to attend to Chubb, who had 64 yards on 10 carries before exiting.
Nick Chubb has been ruled out for the remainder of the game with a knee injury 🙏
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 19, 2023
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What this means for Cleveland
Chubb has arguably been the league’s best running back for the last several seasons. Jerome Ford now becomes the Browns’ lead running back; on the first play after the injury timeout, Ford caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson.
Chubb tore multiple ligaments in his left knee — but not his ACL — in 2015, when he was a sophomore at Georgia. — Jackson
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