The image of Browns running back Nick Chubb’s knee injury was gruesome and ESPN didn’t want to show it, and the crowd in Pittsburgh let out an audible gasp when it was shown on the big screen. So it was no surprise when Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed after the game that Chubb was out for the season.
“Nick has a very significant knee injury,” Stefanski said. “You feel for the person. He’s a great football player as we know, but he’s an even better person. we will support him every step of the way.
Asked about a report that Chubb suffered multiple torn knee ligaments, Stefanski said Chubb would need an MRI for an accurate diagnosis, but that it was not expected that Chubb would be able to return this season.
“Without imaging, I can’t say,” Stefanski said.
Chubb was a second-round pick of the Browns in 2018 and has been selected to the last four Pro Bowls. His career average of 5.26 yards per carry is second best for any running back in NFL history.