The San Diego Chargers are going to lose another running back for the year. According to San Diego Union-Tribune’s Michael Gehlken, running back Kenneth Farrow is heading to the injured reserve.
McCoy: Chargers RB Kenneth Farrow (shoulder) being placed on injured reserve. Others like ILB Perryman, LG Franklin, RB Gordon day-to-day.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) December 26, 2016
When Melvin Gordon went down with a hip injury, the Chargers looked towards Kenneth Farrow to fill the void.
In roughly two and a half games, Farrow has run for 122 yards on 40 carries. Although he may not have great numbers, Farrow was running behind a pretty bad offensive line and has looked respectable.
Farrow has also done some work as a receiver out of the backfield. Over that same span, Farrow has 12 receptions for 66 yards. With nothing to play for, the Chargers could have gotten a nice final look at Farrow before the 2017 offseason.
Chargers RB injuries this season: Oliver (Achilles, IR); Woodhead (ACL, IR); McCluster (reserve/NFI), Gordon (day-to-day), Farrow (IR).— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) December 26, 2016
Farrow joins the likes of Branden Oliver, Danny Woodhead and Dexter McCluster as the fourth Chargers running back to hit the injured reserve. Making the position one of the most intriguing groups looking forward to next season.
Other than Melvin Gordon, the San Diego running back position is a mystery of sorts. Woodhead and Oliver’s future is up in the air and McCluster isn’t coming back. Farrow may have shown enough in his short stint to get a look come next training camp.
Let’s hope for a full recovery and see if Farrow can beat the odds again and become another undrafted player to make an impact on the Bolts.