The Chargers are already catching a break by playing the Cleveland Browns this weekend. There is also talk that the Browns may shut down rookie RB Trent Richardson for the game.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reported:
“The team (is) now discussing whether to hold him out through the bye week to allow him to heal. The fear being that if they don’t, he’ll be debilitated by his injury all year long. There’s internal conflict about shutting him down, though, because Pat Shurmur the coach has to win some games here. They’ve only got one victory and Jimmy Haslam the new owner says he wants a stronger finish if he’s going to bring back the coaching staff.” (via Rotoworld)
That could be 545 total yards and 5 touchdowns sitting on the sideline. That should give the Chargers defense a little bit of a break.
If they do play Richardson, paint a big red X on his injured ribs and keep pounding on them!