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Team physician Dr. James Voos was expected to perform the surgery at University Hospitals, SI reported.
Chubb is believed to have torn a medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee, though it was initially believed he also tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which is a much more severe injury.
Chubb was carted off the field in the second quarter of the Browns’ 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The injury ended his season.
“Very disappointed for Nick. Means a lot to this team. Means a lot to this organization. So he will be missed, but he will bounce back, of that I have no doubt,” said head coach Kevin Stefanski.
The timeline for recovery is six to eight months, Sports Illustrated reported.