Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb left Monday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a leg injury early in the second quarter.
Chubb was tackled by Pittsburgh’s Minkah Fitzpatrick who was also shaken up on the play.
The injury was graphic enough that ESPN didn’t show a replay, and Chubb was carted off the field.
Joe Buck: "I am told that the replay of Nick Chubb getting injured is not to be seen."
The groan from the Pittsburgh crowd probably tells us all we need to know. Chubb was carted off.
Minkah Fitzpatrick was also hurt on the play but was later seen on Pittsburgh's bench. pic.twitter.com/QGYMKzuFBy
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) September 19, 2023
Almost immediately, people from all over the sports world sent Chubb well wishes and expressed sadness over the injury.
Bill Simmons tweeted, “I’m upset. Who doesn’t love Nick Chubb? This sucks.”
I’m upset. Who doesn’t love Nick Chubb? This sucks.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) September 19, 2023
LeBron James tweeted, “DAMN MAN! Nick Chubb. Praying for the absolute best”
DAMN MAN!!!! 🤦🏾♂️. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 Nick Chubb. Praying for the absolute best
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 19, 2023
JJ Watt also sympathized, tweeting. “Just the worst feeling. Gutted for Nick Chubb. Hope Minkah is OK. Injuries suck man. They absolutely suck.”
Just the worst feeling.
Gutted for Nick Chubb.
Hope Minkah is ok.
Injuries suck man.
They absolutely suck.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 19, 2023
Lamar Jackson, Torrey Smith, Kyler Murray, Derrick Henry, and plenty of other NFL players also sent their well-wishes to the four-time Pro Bowl running back.
Prayers for Nick Chubb🙏🏾
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) September 19, 2023
Prayers for Nick Chubb, never want to see that. 🙏🏽
— Kyler Murray (@K1) September 19, 2023
Prayers up for Nick Chubb 🙏🏿
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) September 19, 2023
— Derrick Henry (@KingHenry_2) September 19, 2023
Whole league is praying for you Chubb 🙏 pic.twitter.com/WFuNHbwVkz
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) September 19, 2023
Chubb has rushed for at least 950 yards and scored at least eight touchdowns in each of his previous five NFL seasons, so far. His injury deals a weighty blow to Cleveland who relied on the running back to do a lot in their offense.