News update for Odell Beckham Jr injury. On Monday, the Cleveland Browns announced that star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.
“Obviously it’s a big loss,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday. “He’s a huge part of what we do. So now we’ll just have to huddle up, and find some different ways and find some different people and put them in that role.
“You never replace a player of Odell’s caliber with one player. It’s going to take multiple guys,” Stefanski added. “That’s the challenge we have and I think our guys will be up to the challenge.”
Beckham Jr. was injured on the Browns’ second snap Sunday while attempting to chase down a Cincinnati Bengals defender following a Baker Mayfield interception.
After the game, Mayfield admitted to feeling guilty for the underthrow that led to Beckham’s injury.
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“I’m probably going to beat myself up about that one for a long time,” Mayfield said. “He’s a guy who fights for this team, and in doing that, he got hurt. … it sucks.”
Mayfield said that at halftime Beckham told him to “go be great” in the second half.
“That was what he left me with to open up the second half,” Mayfield said of Beckham’s encouragement. “That was something I continued to remember throughout the second half.”
Since he was traded to Cleveland last season, Beckham Jr. has dealt with a variety of injuries. He suffered a hip and groin injury during training camp last year, which hampered him throughout the season. He still finished with more than 1,000 yards receiving, but had only four touchdown catches. Beckham had surgery in January to repair that injury.
This season, Beckham Jr. caught 23 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed three times for 72 yards a touchdown.