The San Diego Chargers were among the most injury-prone teams in 2016. The team’s luck hasn’t improved since moving to a new city. Los Angeles has lost rookie offensive lineman Forrest Lamp to a season-ending ACL injury, according to official confirmation from the team.
Lamp was likely going to be a starting guard for the Chargers this season. Now their 2017 second-round pick is out for the year before preseason even started.
It’s very possible neither of the top two picks L.A. made in this year’s draft will suit up for them this season. Wide receiver Mike Williams, the No. 7 overall pick, could potentially miss the 2017 campaign due to a back injury.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ connection to this news is that they play the Chargers in Los Angeles in Week 4. The game is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 1.
This news also serves to remind that getting through training camp and the preseason healthy is the top objective. No team wants to be in a spot like the Chargers where they’re losing two of their starters just two days into August.