Per a statement from the team, Chubb will need further surgery to repair his ACL “in the coming months.” It is believed that the running back will be able to return at some point in the 2024 season.
Chubb, 27, badly injured his knee during the Browns’ 26–22 loss to the Steelers on Sept. 18. He was ruled out for the remainder of the 2023 season almost immediately after the game.
Initially, it was believed that the four-time Pro Bowler's ACL was intact. However, his surgery seemingly confirmed this was not the case.
#Browns RB Nick Chubb underwent successful surgery on his meniscus and MCL on Friday, and he’ll also need ACL surgery in the coming months. He’s expected back at some point in 2024.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2023
Chubb has ranked among the NFL's best running backs since Cleveland drafted him 35th overall out of Georgia in 2018. He's run for 6,511 yards and 48 touchdowns in his career, fourth and third in Browns history, respectively.