ESPN's Adam Schefter was criticized on Twitter on Monday following a poorly worded tweet about Browns star Nick Chubb's injury. Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Feb 5, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter during the Pro Bowl Games at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As NFL fans were awaiting an update on Cleveland Browns star Nick Chubb on Monday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter sent out a tweet that could have been worded better. In fact, it couldn’t have been worded any worse.

Chubb was hurt early in the second quarter of Monday’s game against the Steelers. Even with the help of teammates, he was unable to get to his feet and grabbed at his knee. Within a minute of the play, it was apparent that something was wrong. ESPN’s Joe Buck quickly said that the replay of the injury was “not to be seen” while fans at Pittsburgh’s Acrisure Stadium let out an audible groan upon seeing the injury on the stadium’s video board.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is one of the people who football fans tend to look to for injury reports. And not long after the injury, he sent out a doozy of a tweet.

Technically speaking, this is an accurate tweet. It’s grammatically correct and historically accurate. While in college at Georgia in 2015, Watson sustained those injuries.

But given that it was quickly apparent that Chubb sustained a knee injury on Monday, starting a tweet with “Nick Chubb dislocated his left knee and tore his MCL, PCL, and LCL with cartilage damage” was an odd choice.

Schefter’s tweet might not have been so bad if it wasn’t abundantly clear that Chubb had sustained a knee injury and if sustaining any or all of the injuries mentioned wasn’t a distinct possibility. But given that it happened, starting with the date or “When he was in college” would have been better advised here.

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