LA Chargers News

English, Royal, Gatiher and Bigby All Sidelined for Practice

By Ernie Padaon

May 29, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tackle Mario Henderson (75) at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Injuries. Injuries. Injuries!!!!!

It is what has slowed the Chargers down in past seasons. It is something that we don’t want to see from the players early in camp. There are some players that have a history of hanging out on the sideline and it becomes a concern when they are already taking time out this early in camp. Larry English, Eddie Royal, Atari Bigby and Jared Gaither are all players that are expected to produce this season and they all had to watch practice today.

Gaither is having back spasms. In the first practice of the season he had to be taken off in a cart with a full body cramp. Royal and Bigby both have some undisclosed strain. English has a hamstring strain. None of the injuries are thought to be serious, but these guys have struggled to stay on the field before.

Brandon Taylor and Mario Henderson are getting first team reps at the start of camp. It will be a valuable experience for both of them.

The next Chargers open practice is today at 10:45am – 1pm. Share your thoughts on yesterday’s practice if you made it out yesterday.