Newly acquired linebacker Chris Chamberlain sent a Twitter message yesterday afternoon saying, “Can’t wait to experience The Dome tonight”. Early this morning he sent one that nobody likes to see, “Thanks for the prayers, about to get an MRI.”
Chamberlain is referring to the left knee injury he suffered in the New Orleans Saints 27-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last night. He was attempting to tackle Jaguars running back Montell Owens when he sustained the injury.
At first, Chamberlain was laying face down on the field almost not moving as trainers sprinted out to him. Eventually interim head coach Joe Vitt walked onto the field to check on the downed linebacker.
He was helped off the field and then eventually carted off to the training room. Chamberlain has been looked at to possibly take over the weakside linebacking spot and has been playing middle linebacker when working with the Saints second team defense on occasion.
Also injured during the game was wide receiver Andy Tanner and safety Isa Abdu-Quddus. Vitt said later that Quddus had a “ding” but Tanner’s seemed more serious as he was hit from behind and bent back from running back Travaris Cadet, who he was blocking for.