Vincent Brown will be eligible to practice next week, but is his ankle injury healed up enough to practice?
Here is the latest report from Coach Turner on Chargers.com:
“I don’t think we can put a game on (his return). He’s in the middle of his rehab, and he’s like any other guy who has an injury. He’s got to go one step at a time, and when you take one step, then you see where he’s at and you see if he can make it to that next step. He has not been on the field yet. It will be a while before we give you specific timing on when he’ll be able to play.”
That doesn’t seem as optimistic as we all would have liked. The recent signing of Danario Alexander also suggests that Brown might take longer than we would like.
Vincent Brown is going to be a nice addition to the offense WHEN he returns, but there still is no timetable. He can work his way into the starting lineup with other receivers on the roster struggling to get on the same page as Philip Rivers.
He could be a big playmaker on offense down the stretch. He has to get back on the field practicing first. Keep an eye on the injury reports in the coming weeks to see how he is progressing.