Jacob Hester Leaves Practice in a Sling

Jan 1, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers fullback Jacob Hester (22) warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. San Diego defeated Oakland 38-26. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Jacob Hester injured his shoulder on the last day of minicamp and left practice in a sling (Gehlken). Hester doesn’t think that the injury will be anything serious and he should have plent of time to heal. The Chargers will have a month off until training camp starts up in July.

Currently, the only fullbacks on the roster are Hester, Leron McClain and rookie Mohamed Marah. Marah is unlikely to make the final roster. If this injury were to occur during the regular season, the Chargers would likely slide over TE Randy McMichael or Dante Rosario as the emergency fullback. It could be another reason that we keep four tight ends on the roster.

Topics: Injury, Jacob Hester

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  • Cindi Spears-Cahill

    Big fat baby.

  • 619chargers4life

    it starts with one

  • BoogaP

    You said it in the last sentence. 
    My belief is that we were going to keep 4 TEs anyway, but, this is just more reason to do so.
    I don’t see Rosario in that role but McMichael has already filled that role for us in the past.
    There goes one injury.  Does it snowball? Let’s hope not….. Hopefully it’s not serious.

  • RMainwaring

    Uh oh….he’s gone! I’m with BoogaP on this one. I think we’ll keep 4 tight ends.

  • BoogaP

    @r_mainwaring Damn! Its my fault! There is a part in my new article abt we’re healthy. I then say I dont want to jinx it! DAMN!! my bad! LOL

    • r_mainwaring

      @BoogaP Don’t worry. I really don’t think you have THAT much power and influence over the cosmos! LOL

      • BoogaP

        @r_mainwaring LOL!

  • biggsybolt

    Time to call Frank Summers! That kid is a beast and would be a great special teamer which is where Hester will be missed the most.

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