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.
#Chargers TE Virgil Green, who exited yesterday right after scoring a TD, is a candidate for injured reserve after suffering a lateral ankle sprain, source said. X-Rays were negative, but Green will miss several weeks. He should return later this season.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 26, 2020
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.