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Sports NFL: Browns shock: Beckham lost the season

17:45  26 october  2020
17:45  26 october  2020 Source:   spox.com

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Bad news for Cleveland: The Browns have to do without wide receiver Odell Beckham for the rest of the season. Beckham was injured in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw an interception on the first pass of the game - Beckham injured his knee while trying to bring the defender down.

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The investigations on Monday morning have now confirmed the worst fears: The receiver has torn a cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season. Beckham himself confirmed the diagnosis to NFL reporter Josina Anderson.

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Beckham has had a mixed season so far, with a few ups and downs. Nevertheless, after seven games, he has the most targets (43), the second most catches (23) and the second most receiving yards (319) and receiving touchdowns (3) for the Browns.

Without the dynamic receiver, number 2 wideout Jarvis Landry will inevitably be pushed into a more prominent role. At the same time, the door behind it is now open to Rashard Higgins or six-round rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Recently there had also been speculations about Beckham's future. The Browns could part ways with the 28-year-old after the season without a dead cap.

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