There was a lot to be excited about after the 19-3 victory over the tough Arizona Cardinals last night. Improved defensive play, some young talent emerging and veterans proving why they are on the roster. Today, we have more information on some of the worst of what we saw.
Rookie seventh-round draft pick, offensive guard Donavon Clark, will miss the entire 2016 season with a torn ACL we learned with this tweet from Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune...
Chargers G Donavon Clark suffered torn ACL vs. Cardinals on Friday, source says. Rookie seventh-round pick out for season.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) August 20, 2016
Donavon Clark had been off to a very impressive start to his rookie campaign. In the practices I was able to attend, he looked solid and didn’t make many errors. He really seemed to take off in his debut game action against the Tennessee Titans last week, being one of the few bright spots in the offensive depth. He looked like someone who not only could challenge for a roster spot but potentially see some playing time this season.
With Clark going down, the impact on the offensive line depth will be interesting to watch over the next few weeks. Chris Watt, still on the PUP list from surgery in the offseason, will be one of the names to watch. Veteran Kenny Wiggins, who started week one against the Titans in place of Orlando Franklin, and rookie UDFA Spencer Pulley also could very well be in play for a roster spot.