It isn’t even the beginning of the regular season yet, and the San Diego Chargers are already getting hit hard by injuries.
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers right guard D.J. Fluker was seen on crutches after practice and will undergo an MRI on his right foot.
Chargers RG D.J. Fluker scheduled for MRI on right foot, source says. Seen on crutches, wearing protective boot after today's practice.
— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) August 22, 2016
There wasn’t a statement on how Fluker suffered the injury, but hopefully the results are negative. The offensive line was in shambles a year ago, as the Chargers used 24 different combinations up front. Fluker, the team’s 2013 first-round pick, was expected to make a big jump in his second year at right guard. It’s early, but the entire offensive line has done a good job so far in two preseason games.
The Chargers already lost 2016 seventh-round pick Donavon Clark (torn ACL) for the season. It’s a shame for Clark, who was playing well at guard before getting injured. San Diego also lost wide receiver Stevie Johnson (torn meniscus) and Jeff Cumberland (torn ACL) for the season, too.
If Fluker’s injury is serious, it is going to take a lot for the Chargers to overcome his loss.