Manti Te’o Sure He Will Be There For The Opener

By Ernie Padaon

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

Manti Te’o thinks that he will be ready for the opener.

Manti Te’o: “I’m pretty sure I’ll be there for the opener.” #Chargers

— Tom Krasovic (@UTkrasovic) August 26, 2013

Well, he will be there, but it doesn’t really say that he will be ready for the opener. Hopefully he will be able to get a few reps in practice this week and see a little bit of the field against the San Francisco 49ers. It would be nice to see him get out there and get some reps in some live action. Especially for a rookie.

He has been out since the first preseason game and has been sitting on the sidelines in a protective boot. He was in the boot again today.

He is a smart player and could likely step in and get things done. He at least needs to get back on the practice field this week. That is the biggest thing. The longer he sits out, the longer I worry.