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Chargers injury report: Bolts will miss a key member of secondary in Week 2

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As Sunday gets closer and closer the LA Chargers injury report looks clearer and clearer and the team has already confirmed that it will be without one of its key members of the secondary in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Veteran cornerback Chris Harris Jr. has been ruled out for the contest with a shoulder injury. He is not the only player who might potentially miss the game, either. Defensive tackle Justin Jones is doubtful with a calf injury and safety Nasir Adderley is questionable with a groin injury.

Bryan Bulaga has also been placed on the injured reserve. He has to miss at least three weeks of action with the designation.

Harris played really well for the Chargers in Week 1 against the Washington Football Team and while he is not the best member of the secondary, his veteran impact does make a difference.

The most notable loss without Chris Harris is his impact in the LA Chargers run defense.

You typically do not think of cornerbacks when you think of run defense but Harris is arguably the best cornerback on the team when it comes to run defense. That is obviously less than ideal when you are coming up against Ezekiel Elliot.

Justin Jones being doubtful in the game does not help as well. While Christian Covington was solid in Week 1, it is an uphill battle in run defense without Jones. Not having Harris to help on the outside hurts as well.

Nasir Adderley was not all that great in Week 1 but not having him still makes an impact. Harris played a lot of safety in the Week 1 win so there is a chance we could see Alohi Gilman and Mark Webb get a decent amount of playing time.

While they both make an impact in special teams, having them play significant snaps against an offense as high-powered as the Cowboys is not the best outlook for the Bolts.

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Injuries happen and they should be expected. The LA Chargers are certainly expected to deal with injuries at some point this season. The great teams are able to adapt and overcome injury adversity against tough opponents. If the Bolts are for real then they should do just that.

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