Manti Te’o In Protective Boot. Not Practicing

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te

Here we go again. Another player on the sideline after there was no reported injuries from the game. This time it is our star rookie LB Manti Te’o that is in a protective boot. He must have got “dinged” in the game and they didn’t think it was anything serious to report:

Manti Te'o not practicing, wearing protective boot over right foot. Chargers reported no injuries from game; too early to think it's serious

— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) August 10, 2013

Nothing serious, yet he is wearing a protective boot? The severity will be determined and we will see if he misses any time in the preseason. There is a lot of expectations from Te’o this season, hopefully it is a minor injury and he is able to get back onto the field quickly and contribute on defense.