The San Diego Chargers cannot catch a break. Philip Rivers lost one of his top passing game targets during the preseason, when slot man Stevie Johnson tore his meniscus and was declared out for the season after surgery. In Week 1, Rivers’ No. 1 wideout, Keenan Allen, was carted off the field with what was eventually revealed to be a torn ACL.
And now, on the Chargers’ third drive of Week 2, pass-catching running back Danny Woodhead left the field on a cart after suffering an injury to his knee.
The drive eventually ended with a touchdown from Rivers to Travis Benjamin, but Woodhead’s injury is of greater concern to the Chargers. He’s a big part of their passing game and could have reasonably been expected to take on an even larger role with Allen on the shelf. Melvin Gordon has been running well through the early part of the season, but doesn’t possess the shiftiness or pass-catching prowess of Woodhead.
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Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Chargers’ Danny Woodhead carted off with apparent knee injury