Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has torn his ACL and is out for the season, according to former ESPN insider Josina Anderson.
Anderson sent a tweet early Monday morning saying that Beckham confirmed the bad news to her via text message.
“Odell Beckham Jr just text me that his ACL is torn and that his season is over,” Anderson wrote.
Beckham tore his ACL while trying to make a tackle during Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He laid on the turf for some time before being taken directly to the locker room by trainers.
It’s a tough break for Beckham, who has been healthy this season but dealt with injuries almost all of last year. He had offseason surgery, which made him excited to get back on the field this year.
Similarly, it’s a touch break for the Browns as Cleveland traded first and third-round picks, as well as safety Jabrill Peppers and offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler for Beckham and pass-rusher Olivier Vernon back in March of 2019. Beckham is signed through the 2023 season.
The Browns improved to 5-2 with their win over the Bengals on Sunday. They will now move forward with a receiving corps that includes Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins and rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones. Landry has been dealing with a broken rib he suffered two weeks ago.
Twitter Reacts to Odell Beckham Torn ACL
NFL fans took to Twitter rafter the news broke to send prayers and positive vibes to Beckham.
— 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧 🧬 (@PrimetimeTua) October 26, 2020
Praying for you Odell @obj
— Jordan (@jordan_s0) October 26, 2020
Holy shit 😪😪😪 prayers up 🙏🏽
— mary 🐻⬇️🎃 (5-1) (@overtimemary) October 26, 2020
Beckham got some love from fellow NFL wide receivers Larry FItzgerald and Justin Jefferson.
Chargers safety Derwin James knows what Beckham is going through. He had season-ending surgery in the offseason to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.
“Prayers up big bra @obj.”
ESPN’s Louis Riddick reached out to Beckham on Twitter, telling him to “come back better than ever.”
“Heal up and come back better than ever @obj!” Riddick wrote.
Similarly, former NFL safety Ryan Clark sent his thoughts to Beckham as well.
“Dang Dell!!!! Blessings @obj….. Prayers up my bruhda.”
The star wideout also received prayers from the basketball world. NBA’s Donovan Mitchell and WBNA’s A’ja Wilson also sent a tweet to Beckham.
“Damnnn man praying for you bro @obj” Mitchell wrote in a tweet.
“Damn Prayers up @obj,” she says. “Hate this for you!”