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Chargers LB Melvin Ingram Leaves Game with Injury. Believed to be a Deep Thigh Bruise

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) warms up prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

The San Diego Chargers have a lot of expectations for rookie LB Melvin Ingram this season. So when he went down against the Minnesota Vikings and struggled getting back up, everyone in Charger Nation held their breath. He was chasing after the quarterback and went down to the turf and stayed down. The Chargers training staff had to help him off the field and Ingram hobbled to the sideline.

It looked like it could have been a knee injury, but he was seen on the sideline with his thigh/leg wrapped. They are calling the injury a thigh bruise and he will likely miss the final preseason game against the 49ers. He could be able to return for the season opener against the Oakland Raiders though. Let’s hope he can be ready for the black hole.

After the game, Norv called it a deep thigh bruise, but they are going to take some precautionary x-rays.