Cleveland Browns star running back Nick Chubb was carted off the field with a knee injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.
Chubb collided with Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick at the end of a 5-yard run early in the second quarter. Chubb’s legs buckled awkwardly beneath him as he was tackled by Fitzpatrick.
After the play, a teammate grabbed Chubb’s hand to try to help him up, and Chubb shook his head while clutching his left knee. He undid his chin strap and turned on his side.
Chubb suffered a serious injury to the same knee in 2015 while a student at Georgia – a dislocation with three torn ligaments. Like the previous injury, Monday night’s was difficult to watch and ESPN refused to show replays of the play where he was injured.
Chubb remained on the ground for several minutes while his teammates gathered in prayer nearby. He finally left on a cart. Chubb ran 10 times for 64 yards before getting injured.
He was replaced by Jerome Ford, who scored on a 3-yard reception immediately after Chubb’s exit. Ford then rushed for a 2-point conversion to put the Browns ahead 11-7.
Several of Chubb’s other NFL stars as well as LeBron James shared well wishes on social media following Chubb’s injury, including some of Chubb’s former teammates such as Baker Mayfield and Sony Michel.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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