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San Diego Chargers G Orlando Franklin with a little scare in practice

Dec 6, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive guard Orlando Franklin (74) gestures from the sideline during the first quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium. Denver won 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 6, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive guard Orlando Franklin (74) gestures from the sideline during the first quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium. Denver won 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Diego Chargers dealt with a ton of injuries to their offensive line last season, and we have come into this season hoping for some better luck.

We are not sure what this injury looks like at the moment, but starting guard Orlando Franklin has gone down with a knee injury in practice.

Chargers LG Orlando Franklin falls to ground, grabbing right knee after team drill. O-line wears knee braces. Can't prevent all injuries.

— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) August 11, 2016

Those knee injuries are always scary to hear about. At the moment, it seems like everything will be alright. He was able to get up and walk off the field on his own power. He also was able to do some light jogging.

Orlando Franklin jogged briefly, trying to shake it off. Able to bend knee while standing. Now walking off field under own power.

— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) August 11, 2016

We will see what the reports are at the end of practice, but it just seems like a little scare to the offensive line.

We don’t like seeing any of those big uglies go down. We don’t want to test the depth up front this early in the season. Everything starts up front!

Someone get these guys some milk and wrap them up in bubble wrap! We are getting close to the season and we just want to get in fresh and ready to go.

Franklin needs a strong season. He was one of the high-priced free agents that Tom Telesco has brought in to help this roster, but he has not panned out so far. He needs to prove his value at the left guard position by opening up some holes for Melvin Gordon on offense and by protecting Philip Rivers in the passing game.

I am happy it was just a little scare. Let’s get to the season healthy!

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