One of the most productive members along Houston’s defensive line won’t see the field again this year.
On his Instagram page, Isaiah Chambers announced that he will miss the remainder of the 2018 season due to injury. The defensive end suffered a knee injury in the Week 6 win over Tulsa.
The specific nature of the injury wasn’t revealed, and the football program has not commented on the lineman’s status moving forward.
Chambers, a redshirt sophomore, currently leads the Cougars in sacks with 4.5, while his six tackles for loss are second to All-American Ed Oliver‘s 6½. This is his first season on the field for Houston after transferring in from TCU in August of last year.
A four-star member of the Horned Frogs’ 2016 recruiting class, Chambers was rated as the No. 7 strongside defensive end in the country; the No. 23 player at any position in the state of Texas; and the No. 136 player overall on 247Sports.com‘s composite board. Only one player in TCU’s class that year was rated higher than Chambers — running back Sewo Olonilua.
As a true freshman in 2016, Chambers took a redshirt. He had been expected to play a role in TCU’s defensive line rotation last season prior to the transfer.