Report: LA Chargers LB Denzel Perryman out 8-10 weeks
Despite the organization’s new locale of Los Angeles, the LA Chargers and their fans are experiencing some familiar maladies. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has reported that inside linebacker Denzel Perryman is out 8-10 weeks after undergoing surgery on a torn ligament in his ankle, per sources.
#Chargers LB Denzel Perryman is currently in surgery to repair a torn ankle ligament, sources say. Out 8-10 weeks, should return midseason.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 15, 2017
Perryman suffered the injury in Sunday’s severe ass-kicking via the Seattle Seahawks. The Hawks won the contest by a score of 48-17.
In what was a meaningless Week 1 preseason game, losing Perryman means more than the final score, of course.
The 24-year-old is entering his third year in the league after being selecting by the Bolts in the second round of the 2015 draft. Starting 20 out of his 26 games played — he missed a few games with various ailments during his first two campaigns — the linebacker has totaled 145 total tackles, four sacks, two passes defended, one interception and one forced fumble.
The former Miami Hurricane was slated to start in the middle of defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s 4-3 defense this season, but it’s hard to say exactly when he’ll return to action; ankle injuries can be tricky depending on if it is a first-time injury to that particular ankle.
The Chargers have a few options in replacing Perryman during his extended recovery. Veteran linebackers Korey Toomer and Nick Dzubnar immediately come to mind — I’ll be writing about Toomer tomorrow afternoon.
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