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Chris Harris out one month with foot injury

The Bolts will be without the veteran for 4-6 weeks.

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

The hits just keep coming for the Chargers defense.

Late Monday evening, NFL insider Ian Rapoport broke the news that cornerback Chris Harris Jr. will likely miss the next four to six weeks with a foot injury he sustained Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Even from the broadcast angle, it it did not look good for the veteran as his ankle looked be rolled as he took on a blocker.

With Harris sidelined for the foreseeable future, expect Desmond King to slide back into his old role as the team’s main slot corner, which is nothing but good news for him after he voiced his frustration about his lack of playing time last week following the loss to the Chiefs.

Three weeks into the season, the Chargers are now down a plethora of starters. On offense, they’ve already lost center Mike Pouncey on top of both Trai Turner and Bryan Bulaga dealing with nagging injuries that have kept them from staying on the field consistently.

Defensively, with the latest Harris news, the Chargers are now down him, Derwin James, Drue Tranquill, Melvin Ingram, and Justin Jones.

This all comes on the heels of the team’s toughest matchups of the season in the coming weeks.

I guess it’s time for the younger guys to step up.