Browns RB Nick Chubb Suffers MCL Sprain

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24). Photo by Anthony Nesmith/CSM/Shutterstock (10457981bb)

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb suffered an MCL sprain in his team’s Sunday win against the Dallas Cowboys and has been placed on the injured reserve list for the foreseeable future.

Chubb suffered the injury while blocking on a play-action pass today with a minute left in the first quarter of Cleveland’s 49-38 win. His knee buckled after a defender inadvertently rolled onto his leg, and the training staff immediately took him off of the field.

The former Georgia Bulldog, who has already compiled 335 rushing yards on 57 carries with 4 touchdowns so far in the young season, was diagnosed with an MCL sprain that will keep him out for at least several weeks.

Chubb has been key in the Browns’ surprising 3-1 start to the season as their productive starting running back, and the lack of his presence will definitely be a blow going forward.

Most estimates expect Chubb to return in around 6 to 8 weeks if there are no unexpected setbacks in his recovery, which would put him back on the field around mid to late November.

In the meantime, the Browns are expected to use backups Kareem Hunt and Dontrell Hilliard until Chubb is able to return to game action.