Lions-Saints sideline official stretchered off after collision

NEW ORLEANS -- A member of the chain crew was taken away on a stretcher after colliding with running back Alvin Kamara in the second quarter of the New Orleans Saints-Detroit Lions game at the Caesars Superdome.

Nick Piazza was standing on the sideline near the first-down marker at the Saints' 20-yard line when Kamara appeared to stumble into one of his legs as he was pushed out of bounds at the end of a run.

Piazza, whose shoe came off in the collision, fell to the ground and clutched his injured leg. He remained on the turf as the medical staff worked on him for several minutes and was eventually put in an air cast and loaded onto a stretcher.

The Saints said Piazza suffered a dislocated knee and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he is in stable condition.

The chain crew operated with one fewer member for the rest of the game, which the Lions won 33-28.