Cleveland Browns star Nick Chubb was taken off the sphere with an obvious severe knee harm towards the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday evening.
Steelers security Minkah Fitzpatrick got here down low for a deal with on the tip of a five-yard run early within the second quarter and delivered a blow to Chubb’s legs. Chubb remained on the bottom for a number of minutes whereas his teammates gathered to hope close by. He ultimately left on a cart. ESPN selected to not present a replay of the incident.
“I have been informed the replay of Nick Chubb’s harm is not going to be watched,” play-by-play announcer Joe Buck stated.
Chubb suffered a severe harm to the identical knee in 2015 whereas in school at Georgia — a dislocation with three torn ligaments. This harm pressured Chubb to overlook the second half of his sophomore 12 months, however he returned to high 1,000 yards dashing in 2016 and 2017. He was a second-round decide by the Browns in 2018. Over the previous six years, he has been one of many few constants for the Browns, averaging greater than 1,250 yards dashing per season for a staff that has slowly emerged as an AFC North contender.
NBA star and Ohio native LeBron James and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had been amongst those that expressed their help for Chubb on social media.
James posted that he was “praying for the best possible” and Jackson provided related sentiments.
In Monday’s different recreation, Tony Jones Jr. ran for 2 touchdowns, rookie Blake Grubb kicked two area targets and the New Orleans Saints hit. Defeated Carolina Panthers 20-17 Bettering to 2-0 for the primary time since 2013.
Jones, who was promoted from the apply squad, changed the injured Jamaal Williams late within the first half and ran for 34 yards on 12 carries. The Saints protection did the remainder, holding Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Younger, the No. 1 decide on this 12 months’s draft, to 153 yards in his Monday Evening Soccer debut. New Orleans’ protection restricted Carolina to only 239 yards and sacked Younger 4 occasions.
The Saints practically went two full video games with out permitting a landing earlier than giving up a three-yard scoring punt from Younger to Adam Thielen with 1:16 left within the recreation.