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Derwin James to miss significant time with meniscus injury

The 2018 first-round pick missed 11 games last year to a foot injury.

Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

UPDATE: Derwin James is slated to miss a “significant amount of time” with a reported meniscus injury. What looked to be an apparent hamstring injury turned out to be a bit worse than expected. Right now, James is awaiting further test results to help clear up a timetable for return.


After postponing their scrimmage that was set to place on Thursday at SoFi Stadium, the Chargers put on their new uniforms and instead held a intra-squad exhibition against each other on Sunday.

Most of the scrimmage went the way you want, without any significant injuries, until things took a turn for the worse near the final whistle.

According to various media members who were at the scrimmage and then conformation by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, safety Derwin James left the field early after coming limping.

James was reported to have been holding his hamstring, signaling a potential injury there. Per The O.C. Register’s Gilbert Manzano, James chucked his gloves in obvious frustration prior to entering the medical tent.

As of right now, the severity of the injury is unknown. A strain hamstring has a rough rehabilitation schedule of two to four week, meaning the worst-case scenario is he missed the first handful of games this season. If things come back even worse than expected, maybe he misses closer to five or six games.

According to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, Trai Turner, Justin Jackson, and Darius Jennings all injured themselves today, as well. Although it wasn’t reported that either injury was anything too serious.