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Chargers: Five reasons to be optimistic about injuries

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Drue Tranquill #49 after a interception against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Drue Tranquill #49 after a interception against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 29: Mike Pouncey #53 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Chargers at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 29: Mike Pouncey #53 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Chargers at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Injuries are more frequent than ever for the Chargers, presenting difficulties limiting the team’s potential. But it hasn’t been all negative.

The Chargers are limping as injuries continue to mount, but it isn’t all negative for the team as they look ahead at what’s to come.

Somewhere there’s always a silver lining to be found in every miserable situation, and in this case, there is still something positive to be taken from this onslaught of injuries. Is it hard to find it when those losses are Russell Okung, Derwin James, Mike Pouncey, Adrian Phillips, Justin Jackson, Nasir Adderley, Sean Culkin, Dontrelle Inman, Melvin Ingram, Mike Badgley, and more? Absolutely.

But fans remain hopeful; in fact, 52 percent of polled fans still believe the team will end up with a Wild Card spot with a winning record. It would represent under-performing and not meeting preseason expectations, but the adjustment has to be made considering what the team has endured.

So, all fans can do is look ahead and hold onto some of that optimism. But if you can’t think of any positive part of the team being so injured, fear not! Here are five reasons why the injuries benefit the team (though they do hurt more) and how it could impact the season moving forward.

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