Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to miss the remainder of the 2020 season after sustaining a torn ligament in his left knee during Sunday’s loss against the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced.
Beckham was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament after undergoing an MRI on Monday – an injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season.
"Obviously it's a big loss," 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."
ESPN first reported that Beckham would be lost for the season.
The three-time Pro Bowler was attempting to tackle Bengals cornerback Darius Phillips after he intercepted a pass from Baker Mayfield in the first quarter when he went down after landing awkwardly on his left leg.
He was helped off the field and would not return. The team said Monday that he would be placed on the injured reserve list but would not say anything regarding when his surgery would be.
Beckham played much of his first season in Cleveland with a core muscle injury that required an offseason surgery. He totaled 23 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns in seven games this year.
The injury is a devastating blow for the young receiver with the Browns off to one their best starts as they look to make the playoffs for the first time in nearly 20 years.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.