Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb Out for Remainder of 2023 Season
9 months ago

Nick Chubb is out for the year after gruesome knee injury sustained in Monday Night’s Week 2 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb was well on his way to having his typical uber efficient rushing night Monday at Pittsburgh Steelers. On Chubb’s last carry of the game, he ran through the Steelers defense when S Minkah Fitzpatrick dove at his left leg causing his knee to bend inwards. The video of the injury left us with little doubt right away that this was the end of Chubb’s season, and HC Kevin Stefanski said as much directly after the game. The only thing to wait for now is exactly how severe the knee injury suffered is.

This is the second major knee injury on the same leg that Chubb has sustained dating back to College. In 2015 Nick Chubb suffered a dislocation along with 3 ligament tears in the same knee he badly injured on Monday night. This second major injury on the same knee is all around horrible, it’s devastating for Chubb and the Cleveland Browns, and it’s devastating to all football fans.

In the wake of Chubb’s injury Monday night, backup second year RB out of Cincinnati Jerome Ford took over lead back responsibilities. Jerome picked up right where Chubb left off scoring a TD and 2pt conversion post Chubb’s injury. Ford ended the night with 16 carries for 106-yds on the ground and added 3 receptions on 4 targets for 25yds and a touchdown. The only other RB to get a touch was Pierre Strong who saw 3 opportunities including a one yard vultured TD following a 69 yard run by Ford. Fantasy managers should be aggressive on the waiver wire to aquire Ford if he is available, and we should monitor the Cam Akers trade drama in LA now as there seems to be a need for a RB in Cleveland now.

We wish Nick Chubb a safe and speedy recovery, you will be missed.