Cleveland Browns’ star player Nick Chubb sustained what initially appeared to be a serious knee injury during Week 2 when they faced the Steelers. However, medical evaluations have provided a relatively positive outlook. Chubb’s injury diagnosis revealed a torn MCL in his left knee, thankfully not anticipated to be career-ending. Discover Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb out for up to eight months: Is it the end of his career?
While medical assessments have shown that his ACL was stretched but not torn, further evaluations may decide if he needs reconstructive surgery. Chubb will undergo at least one surgery to address the knee damage and will face a recovery timeline of six to eight months. This injury raised initial concerns due to Chubb’s previous encounter with a devastating knee injury in 2015 while at the University of Georgia, where he suffered multiple ligament tears and a dislocated kneecap.
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The recent injury took place during a five-yard run when Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick tackled him low, causing his knee to bend unnaturally. Following Chubb’s injury, the Browns appointed Jerome Ford as the starting running back and re-signed the experienced tailback Kareem Hunt, who had previously played for the team.
Chubb’s performance prior to the injury included accumulating 170 rushing yards on 28 attempts in the current season, consistently achieving over 1,000 yards in each of the previous four seasons. In the preceding year, he managed an impressive 1,525 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 302 carries. While the injury represents a setback, the prognosis suggests that Chubb may eventually make a return to the football field.