ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler reported on Tuesday morning that Chargers tight end Donald Parham had suffered a sprained wrist during Sunday’s 24-17 win over the Raiders. Fortunately the X-Rays came back negative for any breaks which is excellent news for the big pass-catcher who is currently tied for the team lead in touchdown catches.
#Chargers TE Donald Parham Jr. suffered a sprained wrist Sunday, per source. X-Rays were negative. Chargers are on a bye. His return Week 6 is possible but uncertain, the source said.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 3, 2023
With Chargers on a bye this week, Parham can get all the rest and rehab he needs to potentially return to the field in Week Six against the Cowboys. It’s not certain that he will return, but a lack of necessary surgery or anything invasive means it remains a possibility.
Parham’s absence for most of Sunday’s game led to an increase in snaps for Stone Smartt and Tre’ McKitty. I’d say the Chargers missed his presence in the passing game but the unit as a whole unit seemed off for most of Sunday, regardless.
Here’s to a quick and smooth recovery for Parham.