Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) in the rain during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Melvin Ingram has been placed on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) List by the San Diego Chargers for the preseason. He will be able to participate in all the meetings and take advantage of all the training staff and medical staff, but he will not be able to step onto the field.
He wouldn’t be able to do anything on the practice field anyway. He is still recovering from a tore ACL that he suffered in mini camp. The Chargers will have to decide if they want to place him on the PUP list for the regular season or move him over to the injured reserved with the designation to return.
There is a possibility that Ingram can return this season. There is a lot of work that still needs to be done though and the Chargers will have to be patient with his recovery.
I wish Ingram was able to play this season. He was one of the players I was looking forward to seeing on the field. He is one of the reasons why Shaun Phillips is not back in a Chargers jersey. He had a ton of potential and I thought that he could have been special this year.