“I’m advised the replay of Nick Chubb getting injured is to not be seen,” ’s Joe Buck mentioned on the ABC broadcast tonight. Within the background simply after, you possibly can hear the stadium crowd react to the footage being proven onscreen.
“Yeah, we’re not going to point out it. It’s as dangerous as you possibly can think about,” replied analyst Troy Aikman.
Chubb, the Cleveland Browns’ star operating again, was on a brief run close to the top zone when he was hit low by Steelers security Minkah Fitzpatrick and went down on the 3 yard line. He instantly grabbed his left leg and took off his helmet. You’ll be able to see the play under, with out the ugly close-up.
Chubb was shortly carted off the sector, with Buck reporting cheers for him from the group as he left.
For longtime NFL followers, the damage recalled that of Joe Theismann in 1985. As he was tackled, Theismann’s leg was bent in a equally unnatural approach, inflicting compound fracture of the tibia and fibula. His hall-of-fame profession was over.
Whereas occasions – and sports activities drugs – have modified, the NFL later introduced that Chubb’s season, no less than, was over, citing what it termed “a significant knee injury.”
It’s the second probably season-ending damage in as many weeks on MNF, which final Monday noticed the New York Jets’ model new celebrity, Aaron Rodgers, go down 4 performs into the sport.