In the live images of the game, the network in charge of the transmission did not broadcast replays of the dramatic play in which Nick Chubb ended up with a knee injury. On social networks, LeBron James and several NFL figures commented on what would be the second injury of the Cleveland Browns running back in his left knee.

The day of Monday Night Football in the NFL was tarnished due to the chilling knee injury suffered by Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb in a contact play in which he collided with Minkah Fitzpatrick during the game that his team ended up losing to Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 26-22.

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Nick Chubb of the Cleveland Browns reacts after suffering a knee injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo: Joe Sargent/Getty Images.

The unfortunate episode was generated early in the second quarter when Minkah Fitzpatrick slowed Nick Chubb at the end of a 5-yard run early in the second quarter. Once the two impacted, the running back’s left leg buckled and Chubb immediately fell to the turf with desperate screams and pain.

The Cleveland Browns star received medical attention while several teammates watched in shock. The images and videos of the injury have been truly dramatic and have gone viral on the different social media platforms.

The clip with the exact moment of the injury has been so shocking that networks such as ESPN have not broadcasted the replays. Possibly for considering it a very crude or violent recording. However, reactions on social networks were not long in coming and stars such as LeBron James expressed themselves on X (formerly Twitter).

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Nick Chubb of the Cleveland Browns is carried off the field after suffering a knee injury during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo: Joe Sargent/Getty Images.

The star running back of the Cleveland Browns, considered one of the best in the NFL, is almost ruled out to return to professional activity this season, according to coach Kevin Stefanski, who described the injury as significant.

It is not the first time that his knee has gone “crack”. According to information from ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, on October 10, 2015, in a game against Tennessee, Chubb dislocated the same knee and suffered damage to the medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament plus cartilage.

The 27-year old leaves with 10 carries, in which he had gained 64 yards and averaged 6.4 yards per attempt. In the games he did reach, he accumulated 106 yards on 18 attempts with no touchdowns, along with four receptions for 21 yards.

Chubb, who has a three-year, $36 million contract with the Browns, was selected in the 2018 NFL Draft with pick 35. He excelled with a 2022 second-team All-Pro appearance, four Pro Bowl appearances (between 2019 and 2022), plus a major role in the Browns’ offensive scheme.

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