Odell Beckham Jr Out For 2021 NFL Season

Branson Frazier, Staff writer

Sunday, October 25th, it was the Clevland Browns vs the Cincinnati Bengals and Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr had an apparent knee injury after an interception on the second play of the game and the Browns went on to win the game 37-34. Beckham limped his way to the locker room and the following day after an MRI Beckham tore his ACL. An ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament and it is the tissue that connects the thigh bone to your shinbone. It can be torn by any sudden twisting motion. Most ACL injuries are in sports like basketball, football, soccer, and could even be baseball. It can be treated with ACL reconstruction surgery, therapy and rehab, and self-care. Beckham will be out for the rest of the 2020 season according to ESPN.com. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said, “obviously it’s a big loss. He’s a huge part of what we do. So now we’ll have to huddle up, and find some different ways and find some different people and put them in that role.”  Stefanski also said “you never replace a player of Odell’s caliber with one player. It is going to take multiple guys.” So a player like Odell Beckham will be hard to replace for the rest of the 2020 season for the Browns. 

The Browns are 5-2 on the season meaning they have 5 wins and 2 losses. They are 3rd in the AFC North behind the Ravens and then the Steelers going into week 8 of the 2020 NFL season. According to a survey, 82% of people know what the NFL is and they know which sport it is and 11.8% do not know. Only about 5% of people watch the NFL. About 47% say that do sometimes and 47% say that they do not watch the NFL. The last question was do you know or have heard of a player named Odell Beckham and about 65% say that they have heard of him, 23.5% said that they have not heard of him and 11.8% say that they may have heard of him. 

Beckham will be out for the rest of the season and he will hope that he can come back next year for the 2021 NFL season.