Not even a game into the season, and the New Orleans Saints are already dealing with injury problems on their offensive line.
Zach Streif, longtime starting tackle, has suffered an injury in tonight's Monday night game against the Minnesota Vikings. He has been ruled OUT for the rest of the game.
Saints RT Zach Strief has been ruled out for the game. Not gonna help the offensive line woes.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 12, 2017
This isn't the first starting tackle the Saints have lost this year. Back in July, projected left tackle starter Terron Armstead went down with a shoulder injury. He is expected to miss at least half the season.
Already down their left tackle, the Saints have now lost their right tackle as well https://t.co/ginm4GcMen— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 12, 2017
No word yet on the severity of Strief's injury, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power, which is cause for optimism.
Saints RT Zach Strief down on the field being looked at by trainers. Now walking off under own power.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 11, 2017
This could spell disaster for the Saints and their aging quarterback if their top two tackles miss significant time--not to mention coach Sean Payton, who may be on the hot seat with another non-playoff season.