The Cleveland Browns will have to be without Nick Chubb for the remainder of the season.
This was an unfortunate turn of events after a big hit by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
The Steelers star tackled him right on the knee and caused him one of the most gruesome injuries we’ve seen in quite a while, which is why some Browns fans urged the league to suspend him for that hit.
That’s why Fitzpatrick had no choice but to defend himself, talking to James Palmer about the hit and explaining the reasoning behind his actions.
Steelers S Minkah Fitzpatrick defends hit on Nick Chubb: pic.twitter.com/GzvN9lK87x
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 21, 2023
He stated that Chubb isn’t the kind of running back you can just go high against, and he didn’t have a lot of time because he made a decision in milliseconds, making the most of that tiny gap he saw to prevent him from reaching the goal line.
Fitzpatrick also wished Chubb a speedy recovery and lauded him as one of the best players in the league, adding that the injury, as unfortunate as it was, wasn’t on purpose.
Injuries are a part of sports, especially such physical sports as football.
So it’s hard to think a guy like Fitzpatrick, who doesn’t even have a history of dirty hits, purposely tried to hurt and injure his colleague.
There’s not a lot of time to think and react in this game, and there’s not much he could’ve done to make things different.NEXT: Cam Heyward Names 3 Defensive Players That Deserve More Attention