NFL fans have attacked ESPN reporter Adam Schefter over a tweet he sent regarding Nick Chubb’s horror injury.
Cleveland Browns running back Chubb, 27, was carted away from Monday Night Football due to a suspected knee ligament injury.
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Fans flocked to his page to learn about Chubb’s injury, which was too “cruel” for ESPN to broadcast live.
Instead, the ESPN analyst let fans know that Chubb has had issues with his knee in the past – but was criticized for the way he phrased the tweet.
Schefter wrote: “Nick Chubb dislocated his left knee and tore his MCL, PCL and LCL with cartilage damage on October 10, 2015 against Tennessee. He injured the same knee tonight against Pittsburgh.”
Fans were quick to comment on the “poorly worded” post, with one describing it as a “rollercoaster of a tweet.”
Another fan gasped: “Why did you start like that??”
While a third commented: “Wild way to start the tweet.”
And a fourth said: “That’s the worst way to word a tweet.”
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While a fifth advised: “Set the date first Adam.”
However, other fans defended Schefter, saying, “I pray it’s not the same.”
Chubb’s injury was not fully diagnosed after he was carted off the field in the second quarter of Monday Night Football.
However, the 27-year-old former Georgia Bulldogs star is expected to miss the remainder of the 2023 season.
Schefter wrote later Monday: “Browns’ HC Kevin Stefanski told reporters that he expects RB Nick Chubb to be out for the season with a serious knee injury.”
The Browns lost to the Steelers 26-22, putting them 1-1 on the season.
With former backup Kareem Hunt still in free agency, running back duties in Cleveland now pass to Jerome Ford.