The Chargers had their 13th day of training camp, and this was a full-on scrimmage. The big news of the day was safety Derwin James left practice with an injury.
The third-year safety was coming up to make a routine tackle but stayed on the ground for a little bit after he made the play. There was silence on the field. He walked off under his own power and grabbed at the back of his leg a couple of times. He walked to the medical tent with two trainers with his head down and right before getting there, threw his gloves to the ground in frustration.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, James suffered a meniscus injury and could be out for a month or even longer depending on what he decides to do. Rapoport explained that James could have it trimmed and he would be facing a month or more out. If James goes for full repair it could be the whole season.
James suffered a meniscus injury the second game of his sophomore year at Florida State and the thought was he could be back by late October/early November, but he didn't play the rest of the season.
This would be a second consecutive training camp injury for the young safety. Last season, during the joint practice with the New Orleans Saints, James injured his foot and had to miss 11 games after the surgery.
That makes two significant injures in one week for the Bolts, who lost receiver Mike Williams to a shoulder injury just a week ago.
The media will speak with head coach Anthony Lynn on Monday morning to see if he has any update on the young safety’s injury.
Other Bolts don’t finish practice:
- Chargers right guard Trai Turner left practice and was getting looked at.
- Chargers running back Justin Jackson also didn’t return to practice.
- Receiver Darius Jennings had his leg looked at as well.