Chargers place offensive tackle Michael Harris (ankle) on injured reserve. Out for season.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) October 9, 2013
Just when Mike Harris was starting to figure it out...gone for the season. Chargers can't catch a break with injuries.— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) October 9, 2013
Well said, Mr. Higgins.
The scary thing is that, if the offensive line is (at any point) as banged up as they have been the last few weeks, there's a very real chance of undrafted free agent Nick Becton starting at left tackle. That'd be scarier if this was Norv Turner's offense, but it's still bad news for Philip Rivers and Ryan Mathews.
So much for the Chargers trying to limit injuries by requiring the offensive line to wear knee braces in practice, every starter along the line not named Nick Hardwick has missed at least one of the five regular season games played this year. It's only going to get worse from here.