It had previously been reported that San Diego Chargers wideout Travis Benjamin was dealing with an injury. Now, we have a clearer picture from Ian Rapoport via Twitter:
#Chargers WR Travis Benjamin, dealing with a grade-2 PCL sprain, was told no surgery necessary at this point. Rest/rehab. We’ll see on Sun.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 2, 2016
While a PCL sprain is not ideal by any stretch of the imagination, at this point in this particular season, Chargers fans have to feel relief at the sight of the words “no surgery necessary.” Benjamin will most likely be questionable for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, but it’s encouraging that he has not yet been ruled out.
The Chargers have already dealt with more than their fair share of injuries to key starters this year and they are running out of the depth necessary to cope with additional injuries. Keenan Allen was lost for the season in the first half of the first game and while Tyrell Williams, Benjamin, and company have done a fine job replacing that lost production, the passing game is very fragile at this point in time. Hopefully, we will see Benjamin back on the field of play sooner than later.