June 5, 2012; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Chris Chamberlain (56) during a minicamp session at the team

New Orleans Saints linebacker Chris Chamberlain lost for the season after knee injury

In a bit of gut wrenching news, the New Orleans Saints appear to have lost linebacker Chris Chamberlain for the season after a brutal knee injury in last night’s preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Chamberlain was going in to make a tackle when he left knee appeared to give way leaving him facedown on the field.  Trainers eventually had to help him off the field where he was carted off a few minutes later.

An MRI was scheduled this morning to examine the injury which Chamberlain tried to be upbeat about.  However the news was not what he nor the fans wanted to hear.

Asking if his injury was possibly his ACL, Chamberlain responded to my Twitter account:

“Yes, went to plant and knee just buckled”

Chamberlain was in the front seat for a starting linebacker position possibly on the weakside.  Now it appears that linebackers Jonathan Casillas or Will Herring will begin their attempts to take over the position for the injured Chamberlain.

 

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