EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: LaDainian Tomlinson #21 of the New York Jets is tackled by Eric Weddle #32 of the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
I'm sorry to have to break this news, especially in light of the last post about his milestone. As you may have seen towards the end of the game yesterday, RB LaDainian Tomlinson was injured. He came up from a play and hobbled off the field. Per Rich Cimini, via Twitter, LT has a sprained MCL and is presumably, like Brodney Pool, week-to-week. It sounds doubtful that he will play on Thursday against the Denver Broncos.
This is clearly not good news. LT still has good burst and is one of our better receiving threats. On the other hand, you can expect Joe McKnight to get more carries and be featured as the third-down back. McKnight has looked explosive (minus his punt drop yesterday) and could use the experience. With LT gone after this year, it's not the worst thing to start getting McKnight some reps. For all of you who wanted him more involved in the offense, it looks like he'll get his chance. Let's hope he doesn't fumble it away.