Nick Chubb Injury Update; Nick Chubb Underwent Successful Knee Surgery
Nick Chubb Injury Update: Successful Knee Surgery, Expected Return in 2024
The Cleveland Browns have provided an update on running back Nick Chubb’s injury and successful surgery. Chubb sustained ligament damage during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 18th, and the surgery aimed to repair the damage.
Here’s the statement released by the Browns regarding Nick Chubb’s surgery:
“Browns running back Nick Chubb underwent successful knee surgery yesterday to repair ligament damage sustained in the September 18th game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Team Head Physician James Voos, MD, performed the surgery at University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute. Yesterday’s surgery repaired damage to his medial capsule, meniscus, and medial collateral ligament. As expected, a second surgery will be scheduled to repair his anterior cruciate ligament in the coming months. Estimated recovery time from the surgeries indicate that Nick would be able to return to play at some point in the 2024 season.”
Despite the injury, the Browns have shown their continued support for Chubb in various ways. Head Coach Kevin Stefanski honored him with a game ball following a win over the Titans, and personally delivered it to him. Defensive end Myles Garrett paid tribute to Chubb by wearing his name and jersey number on his wrist tape, and running back Kareem Hunt wore a Chubb jersey to the game on September 24th.
While the injury is undoubtedly a setback for Chubb and the Browns, the successful surgery and expected return in the 2024 season offer hope for his future in football.