Cleveland Browns star running back Nick Chubb was carted off the field in the second quarter of Cleveland’s Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering a scary leg injury on a rushing attempt.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski later told reporters Chubb’s injury was “significant” and expects him to miss the rest of the NFL season.
Chubb had taken a rush up the middle and was crossing Pittsburgh’s 5-yard line when two Steelers defenders went to tackle him. Minkah Fitzpatrick, who was also hurt on the play, tackled low, and Chubb’s left knee bent at a gruesome angle as he flipped over before falling to the ground. Here is a replay of the injury; viewer discretion is advised.
The ESPN “Monday Night Football” broadcast did not show a replay, but the Heinz Field crowd reacted in shock when seeing it in the stadium. They cheered for Chubb, who was alert as he was carted off the field.