Cleveland Browns coach confirms Nick Chubb will be out for season: ‘Very disappointed’

Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 9:19 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2023 at 11:52 AM EDT
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PITTSBURGH, PA. (WOIO) - Cleveland Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski announced at a post game news conference late Monday star running back Nick Chubb is expected to be out for the season.

During his Tuesday Zoom meeting with the Cleveland media, Stefanski confirmed Chubb’s status.

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“Nick has a knee injury that will require surgery that will end his season,” Stefanski said. “Very disappointed for Nick, he will be missed, but he will bounce back of that I have no doubt.”

Chubb went down with a knee injury early in the second quarter and was carted off the field.

Chubb collided with Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick on 1st & goal at the Steelers’ 8-yard line. Chubb’s left knee appeared to bend awkwardly underneath him while being tackled by Fitzpatrick.

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Cole...
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Cole Holcomb (55) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Freed)(Matt Freed | AP)

NFL insider Jordan Schultz reported that Chubb has a possible knee dislocation, potentially with multiple ligament damage.

Jerome Ford replaced Chubb and scored on a 3-yard reception on the next play following Chubb’s departure.

Prior to the injury, Chubb had 10 carries for 64 yards.

Athletes from around the league and other public figures took to social media, showing their love and support for Chubb.

The injured knee is reportedly the same one (left) he injured in 2015 when he was at Georgia.

Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who made the tackle that caused the injury, on Thursday said he told Chubb he did not intentionally attempt to injure him.