Nick Chubb is down but not out for the rest of 2020.
On Monday, Cleveland Browns mentor Kevin Stefanski mentioned Chubb will miss quite a few weeks right after struggling a medial collateral ligament injury in Sunday’s 49-38 acquire more than the Dallas Cowboys, but the Professional Bowl jogging back again will prevent knee surgery and is expected to return this season.
Chubb will be positioned on hurt reserve, Stefanski stated, indicating he should skip at least three game titles.
“We do anticipate him back this 12 months,” Stefanski mentioned on Zoom. “Knowing Nick, he is heading to work incredibly difficult in rehab. I know that is difficult to see your teammate go down like that, but being aware of Nick, he will function his butt off to get back.”
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NFL Community claimed Chubb is envisioned to be sidelined for around six weeks, but Stefanski would not affirm the timetable.
“I seriously will not know,” Stefanski explained. “I are unable to speak to NFL Network, but I can converse to Cleveland Browns. I’m just telling you damage-clever, we’re hunting at various weeks. What that ends up becoming, I will not know. I know Nick Chubb, so I definitely wouldn’t set a time frame on it just nonetheless.”
Chubb endured the damage with 59 seconds remaining in the very first quarter, when Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill fell into his correct leg as guard Wyatt Teller blocked Hill. Chubb grimaced in pain on the ground, walked to the locker place with healthcare staff and still left the game for superior.
Chubb experienced 6 carries for 43 yards (7.2 ordinary) prior to he was hurt.
Despite Chubb’s setback, the Browns racked up 307 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 40 carries (7.7 ordinary). It was their most speeding yards in a game since Week 15 of the 2009 time (351 in opposition to Kansas Town) and the most yards on the ground the Cowboys have at any time surrendered. The Browns also had 3 players run for 70-in addition yards in a activity for the initially time in club history.
In spite of dealing with a groin injuries experienced final 7 days, functioning back Kareem Hunt finished with 11 carries for 71 yards (6.5 regular) and two TDs.
“He came via very great,” Stefanski said of Hunt pushing by damage. “That dude’s a warrior. I really like watching that person participate in. To make it to that sport and then execute how he did, [he’s] a team player all the way. I’m seriously, truly proud of him.”
Third-string managing back D’Ernest Johnson experienced 13 carries for 95 yards (7.3 regular).
Broad receiver Odell Beckham Jr. experienced two carries for 73 yards, together with a clutch 50-yard TD on an stop about with 3:25 still left in the fourth quarter.
Fourth-string functioning back again Dontrell Hilliard had 5 carries for 19 yards (3.8 ordinary).
“[When] you shed a participant of Nick’s caliber,” Stefanski reported, “we are going to will need those men to move up, truly throughout the full offense.
“Nick’s difficult to substitute, but we’ve bought to just make absolutely sure we place a recreation system with each other currently and tomorrow with the coaches and find a way to shift the rock any which way we can. I have confidence in that guys will step up when they’re termed upon.”
Stefanski reported the Browns are relieved Chubb didn’t put up with a period-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament.
“You in no way like to see your players on the ground like that,” Stefanski claimed. “Nick would not say considerably, as you men know, but he is a chief of this football staff, his teammates genuinely respond to him and the way he goes about his company. He is dissatisfied, but I can promise you he is likely to assault this rehab.”
A 2nd-spherical draft choose in 2018, Chubb has rushed for 335 yards and 4 touchdowns on 57 carries (5.9 average) this time.
Very last year, Chubb completed runner-up to Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans for the NFL dashing title. Chubb rushed 298 instances for 1,494 yards (5 regular) and eight TDs. He was named a Professional Bowl starter.