Jeromey Clary recovering from hip and shoulder surgery

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) is congratulated by guard Jeromey Clary (66) after scoring a touchdown during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Jeromey Clary is not practicing during OTAs since he is recovering from offseason shoulder and hip surgery. He was not present for the first day of OTAs and the recovery from the surgery is likely the reason why he didn’t make an appearance during that time.

Clary is a tough player and will work to get on the field during training camp. He has gone through all the drills in the past and he needs this time to recover from all the aches and pains from last season.

It makes more sense on why the Chargers went for an offensive guard early in the draft. With Clary recovering from both hip and shoulder surgery, the rookie would provide some insurance at the position.

Clary was unable to play in the playoff game against the Denver Broncos and you could see the weakness in the middle of the line with him out.