COSTA MESA, CA – The Los Angeles Chargers came out of a farewell week expecting to be a lot healthier than they were when they came in.
There is no such luck.
The Bolts (4-3) will be without their top two receivers in their Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons (4-4) on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
wide future DeAndre Carter, who is also a comeback specialist, is questionable after falling ill on Friday. And the Bolts’ open-date injury issues don’t stop there.
With kicker start Dustin Hopkins He has been out of action since week seven due to a right hamstring injury, and bolts have turned into the coaching team kicker Taylor Bertolet. However, Bertolett suffered a quadriceps muscle injury during practice Wednesday and the Chargers have since signed on. Cameron Decker for the training team.
Decker, a novice who has converted two of the Philadelphia Eagles’ field goal attempts in Week five, is expected to start on Sunday.
and narrow end Donald Parham Jr.. , who was sidelined with a concussion in week seven, is now dealing once again with a hamstring injury that kept him on the sidelines for the first four games of the season.
Parham was disqualified.
“Our guys know this is part of the game,” coach Brandon Staley said of the multiple injuries. “You have to stick together in situations like this.”
After spending five games on the sidelines, Allen appeared to be improving from the nagging problem when he played in the first half of a 37-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week Seven and got two passes for 11 yards.
But Allen said he exacerbated the injury while training during his farewell week. “I don’t think it was a restriction or anything else,” Allen explained earlier this week. “It’s just some scar tissue trying to separate, and when it’s ready to heal, you just have to let it do what you want.”
With Allen and Williams absent, and with uncertainty around Carter, the Charger is expected to switch to Joshua Palmerwho did not play in the seventh week due to a concussion, Michael Bundy And the Jason Moore Jr..