Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Chargers G D.J. Fluker suffered a high-ankle sprain during Sunday’s win over the Lions.
- According to Rapoport, the belief right now is that Fluker will likely be out four to six weeks with this injury.
- However, Fluker has an MRI scheduled to confirm the severity of the injury.
Fluker was carted off the field with what appeared to be a serious leg injury after his leg was rolled up on. Chris Hairston wound up replacing Fluker at right guard.
Fluker, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2013. He’s entering the third year of his four-year, $11.4 million rookie contract that included a $6.6 million signing bonus.
Fluker will make base salaries of $1,441,590 and $1,959,885 over the next two years .
In 2014, Fluker appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 35 offensive tackle out of 84 qualifying players.