The force of the impact dropped Schofield to the ground immediately, contorting his body. It was immediately clear that the linebacker would not be ok. Schofield will need surgery to repair the damage to his ligaments.
Schofield had four sacks in nine starts and was playing better than 80% of the defensive snaps. He was a fourth round pick in 2010 because of a tough rehabilitation from knee surgery, an injury that has occasionally limited him this season. The defense will miss him since he was a consistent player in Ray Horton's scheme this season. Schofield was starting to exhibit some of the pass-rush skills he perfected at college in Wisconsin.
Schofield was replaced on the roster by Quentin Groves, who has to play better than he did against Green Bay. He had two offsides penalties and drew a 15-yard penalty for a horse-collar tackle.
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