CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had an MRI on his left knee Monday and the results determined that he tore his ACL and his season has come to an end, the team confirmed on Monday.
Beckham suffered the knee injury on the Browns’ opening drive against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday while attempting to make a tackle following an interception thrown his way by Baker Mayfield.
Beckham limped off the field and was later ruled out for the remainder of the game.
“I would be lying to say that I was not beating myself up about it,” Mayfield said of Beckham’s injury.
Mayfield said he spoke with Beckham at halftime, who encouraged him to get back out there and win.
“To go into halftime and see him, and I told him I love him, and he said, ‘Go be great,’” Mayfield said. “That was what he left me with to open up the second half. That was something I continued to remember throughout the second half.”
Beckham had caught 23 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns this season with six rushes for 72 yards.
Jarvis Landry, Beckham's teammate and longtime friend, took to Instagram Monday to show Beckham love after the news of his season-ending injury broke, writing "Man I Know how f***ing hard you work and how invested you are to be legendary. My heart hurt!!!!! I love you brudda."
Head coach Kevin Stefanski said he's wishing Beckham a speedy recovery and hopes he can rehab just as hard as he did last offseason.
"Incredibly disappointed for him. I know injuries are part of this game, but I just hate to see that," Stefanski said. "I'm obviously wishing him a speedy recovery. He rehabbed like crazy this past offseason coming off of a surgery and was ready to go so I really think he'll attack that."