After leaving the first quarter of the Cleveland Browns' 37-34 win over the Cincinnati Bengals with a knee injury, it appears it may be a while before Odell Beckham Jr. gets back on the field.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Browns fear that Beckham suffered a "major" knee injury, as the early indicators on his prognosis aren't good. Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski wouldn't speculate on the severity of Beckham's injury and confirmed that the 3-time Pro Bowl wide receiver would undergo an MRI on Monday morning.
Beckham suffered the injury on the Browns opening drive when he was targeted on a pass from quarterback Baker Mayfield that was ultimately intercepted by Cincinnati cornerback Darius Phillips. After laying on the ground for an extended period of time, Beckham gingerly left the field under his own power before heading to the locker room, where he spent the remainder of the game.
Any potential extended absence for Beckham could prove pivotal for the Browns, who are currently in the thick of the AFC playoff race. Without the LSU product in the lineup, Cleveland would be leaning on Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones, with the only other wide receiver on the Cleveland roster, KhaDarel Hodge, currently on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
Now in his second season in Cleveland, Beckham had totaled 23 receptions for 319 yards and 3 touchdowns through the Browns' first six games. An update on his injury could come as early as Monday.