Manti Te’o Likely Out Against Arizona Cardinals

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Manti Te

Manti Te’o is still in his walking boot and still is not practicing. He likely will miss the game on Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals.

#Chargers Te'o all but out for #Cardinals game. In boot. Hasn't run since spraining foot. Worst preseason game to miss b/c ones play long.

— Tom Krasovic (@UTkrasovic) August 20, 2013

This definitely will be a tough game for the rookie to miss. The ones get a lot of playing time during the third preseason game of the year as it is the dress rehearsal for the season. Te’o has only played in a few snaps this preseason and will have to get up to speed in the final preseason game of the year… if he can get back on the field by that time.

There are a lot of expectations from the rookie this season. With Te’o out of the preseason, Bront Bird will get the start in the middle of the defense next to Donald Butler.