Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb endured a tragic knee injury on Monday night, causing ABC to choose not to broadcast close-up replays of the incident. The injury occurred during a high-stakes game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, where Chubb was forced to exit the contest in the second quarter.
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb suffered a devastating knee injury during a game against the Steelers, which is expected to sideline him for the rest of the season. The severity of the injury was evident, as the broadcasters chose to withhold close-up replays due to its gruesomeness.
While on the field, Chubb received a handoff from Deshaun Watson and burst forward into a sea of defenders. Unfortunately, he was tackled by Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, resulting in significant trauma to his left knee. This is particularly devastating for Chubb, as he had previously suffered a severe knee injury back in 2015 during his college football days.
The force of the impact left Chubb unable to rise to his feet, and he visibly grimaced and writhed in pain as he clutched his injured knee. A distant replay revealed the gruesome nature of the injury, prompting broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to decide against airing the more graphic angle.
Carted Off the Field
Eventually, Chubb was carted off the field while receiving applause from the opposing crowd at Acrisure Stadium. The Browns’ head coach, Kevin Stefanski, later addressed reporters, delivering the disheartening news that Chubb had sustained a significant knee injury. As a result, it is highly likely that Chubb will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
A Night to Forget
Unfortunately for the Browns, their misfortune did not end with Chubb’s injury. The Steelers went on to secure a victory with a final score of 26-22, adding insult to injury for the Cleveland team.