Chargers S Derwin James Expected To Miss 6-8 Months Following Knee Surgery


Josina Anderson reports that Chargers S Derwin James “needs surgery and will be out approximately 6 months.”

Adam Schefter confirms the news and says James will miss between six to eight months. 

You can expect the Chargers to place James on injured reserve in the coming days. 

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Chargers S Derwin James is likely to miss significant time with a meniscus injury he suffered during Sunday’s practice.

Derwin James

According to Rapoport, James is awaiting further tests to determine his timetable.

Rapoport explains that the options for James right now include a meniscus trim, which would cost him around four weeks, or he could undergo a full repair and miss several months.

This is terrible news for James, who was placed on injured reserve in September of last year following a procedure to replace a screw that was inserted into his foot.

The Chargers currently have Nasir Adderley and Rayshawn Jenkins at safety and could also use Desmond King there if need be.

James, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2018. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $12,432,314 contract with the Chargers that includes a $7,121,684 signing bonus.

James’ contract includes a fifth-year option for the Chargers to pick up in 2021.

In 2019, James was limited to appearing in just five games and recording 34 tackles, no sacks or interceptions and one pass defense.

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