Steelers security Minkah Fitzpatrick has spoken for the primary time since delivering the hit on Browns RB Nick Chubb, which resulted in a season-ending knee injury.
Some consider it was a grimy hit. Fitzpatrick disagrees.
“I did not see anyone on him. I made the choice as quickly as I seen the opening open up and him within the gap to go low. You may inform me methods to sort out him low nevertheless it’s a quick sport. It is a sport (the place) you make choices in milliseconds. Cannot actually management what occurs after you select to make your resolution,” Fitzpatrick told reporters. “Any individual obtained on his again once I was going low, and what occurred occurred. There’s nothing I actually would do in a different way. Once more, like I mentioned earlier, it’s totally unlucky. Nick Chubb’s a fantastic participant. He makes the sport quite a bit higher when he is taking part in. Simply hope for a speedy restoration.”
Fitzpatrick has not been fined by the league for the hit and was additionally injured within the collision himself. The All-Professional security needed to be taken to the hospital for a chest damage.
Fortunately for Pittsburgh, he solely suffered a chest bruise and is expected to play in Pittsburgh’s Week 3 matchup towards the Raiders on “Sunday Night time Soccer.”
“If I sort out a man like Nick Chubb going full velocity downhill and I’m stationary then I’m going to get run over and concussed,” Fitzpatrick added. “Defensive gamers are folks, too. Now we have to guard ourselves.”
It seems it was simply an unlucky damage, and no one needs to be blamed. Soccer is a violent sport, and though followers by no means wish to see their prime gamers go down, it’s sadly a part of the sport.
Cleveland has since signed veteran RB Kareem Hunt to again up Jerome Ford in its backfield. It is a lengthy season and hopefully there aren’t any extra severe accidents on both aspect the remainder of the best way.
“I’m not a grimy participant,” Fitzpatrick finished. “I had no unwell will on the hit.”