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Virgil Green to miss several weeks with ankle injury

The Bolts will be without their backup tight end for the next 3-4 weeks.

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On National Tight Ends Day no less, the Chargers got a pair of touchdown catches from Virgil Green and Donald Parham Jr. on Sunday against the Jaguars. Parham’s was the first touchdown of the day thrown by Justin Herbert and Green’s was the second. Unfortunately, Green came up injured following his successful catch over the top of linebacker Joe Schobert as his ankle bent awry on landing.

Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Green could miss a handful of weeks with a lateral ankle sprain and should be a candidate for short-term IR. Fortunately, his X-Rays were negative for any sort of break.

In his place, reserve tight end Stephen Anderson and recent red zone threat Parham should both be in line for more snaps as long as Green is sidelined. In the end, this could be huge for Parham’s development while simultaneously allowing the team to see if they would be a-okay moving on from Green as the 32-year old is currently scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.