Chargers Expected To Place RB Austin Ekeler On Injured Reserve

     

Update:

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Chargers RB Austin Ekeler suffered what is considered a serious hamstring injury and is expected to be placed on injured reserve. 

The hope is that Ekeler will be able to return later on in the season. 


Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Chargers RB Austin Ekeler, who was spotted postgame with crutches and a brace, is believed to have suffered a hyperextended knee and a hamstring injury.

Austin Ekeler

According to Schefter, Ekeler will undergo an MRI on Monday, but he is expected to miss multiple weeks.

A mutli-week injury opens the possibility that Ekeler could be placed on injured reserve, since he can be activated after three games. 

Ekeler, 25, wound up going undrafted out of Western State back in 2017. He played out the final year of his three-year contract and was in line to be a restricted free agent this offseason when he agreed to a four-year, $24.5 million deal that includes $15 million guaranteed.

Entering today’s game, Eleker has appeared in three games and rushed for 236 yards on 47 carries (5 YPC) to go along with 16 receptions for 142 yards receiving and one touchdown.

We’ll have more regarding Ekeler as the news is available.

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