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Browns running back Nick Chubb suffers MCL injury, will be out 'several weeks'

TE David Njoku expected to return from MCL injury
Browns Cowboys Football
Posted at 12:11 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 12:47:28-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb suffered an MCL injury during Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys and will be placed on the team's injured reserved list, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski.

Chubb left the game in the second quarter after being rolled up on during a tackle. He was able to walk off the field under his own weight but did not return to the game.

Stefanski said Chubb will miss several weeks, and the team is hopeful he'll be back this year. Stefanski said he will not need surgery.

The Browns have had several key players go out with injuries this season, from safety Grant Delpit, who was sidelined for the season after tearing his Achilles, to Mack Wilson, who missed the end of training camp and first two games of the season after he hyper-extended his knee.

On Sunday, the Browns suffered additional injuries. Wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge has a hamstring injury and will be week-to-week, and Larry Ogunjobi suffered an oblique injury and will be monitored.

While the Browns have lost one player to an MCL injury, they're gaining another one back.

Stefanski said tight end David Njoku is expected to return this week. Njoku was placed on IR following the Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens in which he sprained his MCL.

Players are able to return from IR, if healthy, after three weeks with the new rules this season. Normally, players who are placed on IR must miss a minimum of six weeks worth of practice and eight weeks worth of games. Teams are also allowed to return an unlimited number of players from IR this season when normally they are limited to two players per year.

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