Nick Chubb is down but not out for the rest of 2020.
On Monday, Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Chubb will miss several weeks after suffering a medial collateral ligament injury in Sunday's 49-38 win over the Dallas Cowboys, but the Pro Bowl running back will avoid knee surgery and is expected to return this season.
Chubb will be placed on injured reserve, Stefanski said, meaning he must miss at least three games.
“We do expect him back this year,” Stefanski said on Zoom. “Knowing Nick, he's going to work very hard in rehab. I know that's hard to see your teammate go down like that, but knowing Nick, he will work his butt off to get back.”
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Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) leaves the field with an injury as quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks to him in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Photo: Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports)
NFL Network cited an unnamed source who said Chubb is expected to be sidelined for roughly six weeks, but Stefanski would not confirm the timetable.
“I really don't know,” Stefanski said. “I can't speak to NFL Network, but I can speak to Cleveland Browns. I'm just telling you injury-wise, we're looking at several weeks. What that ends up being, I don't know. I know Nick Chubb, so I really wouldn't put a time frame on it just yet.”
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