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Chargers C Nick Hardwick Will Not Make Trip To Minnesota

By Ernie Padaon

August 9, 2012, San Diego, CA: San Diego Chargers center Nick Hardwick (left) guard Louis Vasquez (center) and center David Molk (right) on the sidelines during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jody Gomez-US PRESSWIRE

Nick Hardwick is feeling better today after suffering from a concussion yesterday morning, but he has not been cleared yet and will not make the flight out to Minnesota. Taking his spot in the starting lineup will be veteran Rex Hadnot. It will be a patch work offensive line against Jared Allen and the Minnesota Vikings.

Philip Rivers better be ready to get rid of the football quickly because the pressure could be coming quick.

The offensive line has been missing Jared Gaither the whole preseason and now it will be without Hardwick. If there was a good time to get injured, this would be the time. We just need to get through the preseason as healthy as possible and hope that these other guys can rest up enough to be ready for week 1 in the season.

I am frustrated that people are missing time in the preseason, but I would much rather see them ready for week 1. If they trot out with the starting unit on Monday Night against the Raiders, then everything is good again.