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Training Camp Report: Dylan Cantrell Injures Right Leg During Practice

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NFL: Los Angeles Chargers-Training Camp Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It’s still early, but Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Dylan Cantrell has been the talk of training camp. After struggling against press coverage early on, Cantrell made some adjustments and was beginning to make a habit of outwrestling his defensive counterparts for highlight-worthy, contested grabs during team drills. He was absolutely on fire coming into Friday’s practice.

Unfortunately, his torrid run has been brought to a screeching halt.

According to multiple reports from Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, the wide receiver hit the turf with an apparent right leg injury during practice. While some have speculated it might be a knee injury, the specifics have yet to be confirmed and head coach Anthony Lynn didn’t offer much in the way of an update during his post-practice press conference.

The timing couldn’t be worse with the blue and gold scrimmage scheduled for Saturday and the team about to begin preparations for the preseason opener in Arizona. Let’s all hope Dylan’s absence is both precautionary and temporary in nature, and that the rookie wide receiver is ready to make a few acrobatic catches against the Cardinals on August 11.