Here’s what we learned, what we heard and what comes next after a lackluster 38-10 loss Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars at SoFi Stadium left the bruised and battered Chargers with a 1-2 record:
Left tackle Rashawn Slater is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season because of a ruptured biceps tendon suffered during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. The NFL Network was the first to report the severity of the injury Monday.
Slater hurt his left arm on what appeared to be a routine rollout pass involving quarterback Justin Herbert on a first-and-goal play from the Jaguars’ 7-yard line with 12:11 left in the third quarter. Slater was attended to by athletic trainers and then walked directly to the locker room.
TV replays indicated Slater was blocking Jacksonville’s Roy Robertson-Harris while Herbert rolled to his right. Slater then suddenly fell to the turf in obvious pain.
The Chargers played the rest of the game without Slater after starting it without center Corey Linsley, who sat out because of a knee injury. Herbert, who has fractured rib cartilage, was under pressure for most of Sunday’s game, but especially after Slater was sidelined.
In addition, edge rusher Joey Bosa left the game in the first quarter because of a groin injury. Wide receiver Jaylen Guyton suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter and left the Chargers’ locker room after the game with the aid of crutches. Herbert played the entire game, however.
The Chargers went into the game without the services of Linsley, wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring), cornerback J.C. Jackson (ankle) and tight end Donald Parham (hamstring). Their availability for the Chargers’ game Sunday against the Houston Texans will be determined later this week.
More to come on this story.
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