The past few Chargers seasons have been plagued by injuries, and the team and fans alike were hoping that this year would be different with a new coaching staff. It still may be, but today it was announced that the Los Angeles Chargers fourth (or fifth) wide receiver Dontrelle Inman would miss the next six weeks of practice following a core muscle procedure. ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported via Twitter:
Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman underwent core muscle surgery with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia and will be out six weeks, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 20, 2017
The veteran receiver will likely return to the practice field in time for training camp, but given that he is already behind the likes of Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Mike Williams, and possibly even Travis Benjamin on the depth chart, you hate to see him miss valuable practice time with the new coaching staff (though Ken Whisenhunt is a holdover from the previous regime, so that likely helps).
The possibility of trading from what looked for a moment like a position of strength had been floated by a number of outlets since the draft (including us), but it looks as though that depth is already going to be challenged.
What do you think? Is this the beginning of another string of injuries or will we look back on this as an aberration by the end of the season?