On Monday, the Cleveland Browns announced that their wide receiver star Odell Beckham Jr. would out in action for the rest of the season after he got injured, and an MRI confirmed the tearing of the ACL in his left knee.
Beckham succumbed to the injury as he tried to tackle down Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darius Phillips, who had intercepted Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield’s first pass of the game. He crashed to the ground in agony and grabbed his left knee as he laid on the turf, the medical personnel and trainers rushed in his aid.
A few minutes later, Beckham could be seen limping off as he exited from the pitch as he headed to the locker room.
Cleveland Browns celebrated their win against the hosts Bengals 37-34 on Sunday in Cincinnati, but it cost them their wide receiver Odell who is expected to miss the rest of the 2020 season after he tore his ACL during the game.
The 3-time Pro Bowler, Beckham has recorded 23 receptions for 319 yards and 3-touchdowns this season and will miss a combined 36 games during the first 7 seasons of his career.
The 27-year-old has proven to be prone to season-altering injuries, and it is evident following after missing out significant time in 2017 when he fractured his ankle. Then in 2018, with a quad injury, he missed out in the final 4 games. Barely 7 games in the 2020 season, Beckham is done due to torn ACL on his left knee.
Last year, while in the training camp, Beckham suffered a hip and groin injury, which hindered his performance throughout the season. Though he only recorded 4-touchdown catches for 1,000 yards. He had surgery to repair that injury in January.
At the moment, Beckham has 3-years remaining on the 5-year, $90M contract that he signed with the Cleveland Browns in August of 2018. He is scheduled to earn $15.75M next season, and $12.971M becomes fully guaranteed on the 3rd day of the league year.
Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski expressed frustration following his wide receiver star Beckham injury and his ruling out of the 2020 season. Stefanski hinted that it wouldn’t be easy to replace Beckham with one player rather multiple guys and hope that all the players will fill the void.
Probably, it could take 9 months to 1-year to recover from a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL); that’s the reason Odell Beckham Jr’s 2020 season with Cleveland Brown has ended painfully and prematurely.
Surely, he will be missed, but for the Cleveland Browns, they have to match on and continue winning games despite not having Beckham in their squad for the rest of the season.
We wish Beckham all the best as he recuperates, and we will be waiting for his return to the NFL.
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Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.