Big blow for Cleveland: Odell Beckham Jr. confirms he's out for the season
Former LSU star WR Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a serious knee injury on an interception on Sunday in the Cleveland Browns game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
On Monday, NFL insider Josina Anderson reported this news: “Odell Beckham Jr just text me that his ACL is torn and that his season is over.”
Beckham injured his left knee while attempting to make a tackle after Baker Mayfield threw an interception on the team’s opening pass play, the Associated Press reported. Beckham limped to the locker room and didn’t return.
Beckham’s loss is a significant setback for the Browns (5-2). He has 23 receptions for 319 yards and three touchdowns this season.
Beckham was scheduled for an MRI on Monday morning, so it is unknown if that is the source of the latest information. The Browns did not have any definitive diagnosis after Sunday’s road win, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “Sometimes (it’s) hard to know for sure,” the source said. “Obviously, hope we dodge a bullet.”
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said he wouldn’t offer his opinion on the injury.
“I’m going to wait for the MRI before we know,” Stefanski said. “I would not speculate.”
Odell Beckham’s knee injury. His left foot being pointed inward might have saved him here from a bad injury, but we’ll see. ACL tears swell up quite fast and exam is fairly reliable, so I’d say its a good sign he’s at least questionable pic.twitter.com/DMP1Uu2ByP
— Brian Sutterer, MD (@b_sutterer) October 25, 2020