Saints RT Zach Strief was taken to the locker room during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.
Dolphins rookie DE Charles Harris fell into the side of Strief’s knee while attempting to sack QB Drew Brees. Strief was down in pain before he walked gingerly off the field and was examined in the medical tent.
Strief’s knee wasn’t planted in the ground as he was hit, which is typically a good sign, but the team won’t know the severity until tests are performed on his knee.
It’s worth mentioning that Strief has already missed time with an MCL sprain this year.
Strief, 33, is a former seventh-round pick of the Saints back in 2006. He has played all 11 years of his NFL career in New Orleans and was in the fourth year of his five-year, $20.5 million contract that included $8.5 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $1 million for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Strief appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 12 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Strief’s knee injury as the news is available.