Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. Tears ACL, Expected to Miss Rest of Season


Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's win over the Bengals and is expected to miss the rest of the season, the team announced on Monday.

An MRI on Monday morning confirmed that the three-time Pro Bowler tore the ACL in his left knee. He will undergo surgery soon and be placed on injured reserve.

Beckham first shared the news of his injury with NFL reporter Josina Anderson and NFL Network's Kim Jones before the team announced it.

Beckham exited Sunday's 37–34 win over the Bengals after injuring his knee on quarterback Baker Mayfield's first pass attempt of the game early in the first quarter. The intended pass to Beckham was intercepted by the Bengals' Darius Phillips. Beckham chased Phillips down, but made an awkward tackle and headed straight to the locker room following the turnover. 

Beckham's injury is a huge loss to the Browns' offense. The team also has active receivers Jarvis Landry, rookie Donovan People-Jones and Rashard Higgins and leaned heavily on the latter two after Beckham exited Sunday's game.

After being traded by the Giants in 2019, Beckham has been plagued by injuries during his time in Cleveland. He suffered hip and groin injuries during training camp last year and dealt with them throughout the season. The LSU product underwent core muscle surgery in January.

This season, Beckham Jr. caught 23 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed three times for 72 yards and a touchdown. 

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