DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 24: Vincent Brown #86 of the San Diego Chargers can't pull in the over-thrown pass in front of Chris Brown #23 of the Detroit Lions during a NFL game at Ford Field on December 24, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. .The Lions won 38-10 (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Vincent Brown Injury: Chargers WR Suffers Broken Ankle

Chargers WR Vincent Brown suffered a broken ankle on Saturday and is expected to miss at least eight weeks.

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Vincent Brown Injury: Chargers WR Has Ankle Surgery, Expected To Play In 2012

The Chargers have decided to try and keep Vincent Brown on their roster following his surgery to repair a broken left ankle Sunday morning, according to Michael Gehlken of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The injury, sustained in the third quarter of Saturday's exhibition 28-20 exhibition victory over the Dallas Cowboys, will keep Brown sidelined through a considerable portion of the first half of the season with an eight-week timetable. The Chargers have determined it's worth it to try and keep him on the 53-man roster though after Brown showed flashes last season in his four starts (13 receptions, 234 yards and one touchdown).

Nonetheless, San Diego could be forced to shut down the 2011 third-round pick if other injuries begin to pile up. A week six return is currently looking like the best case scenario but with some minor ligament damage could possibly complicate his rehab.

The Chargers were expected to have at least six wide receivers on its final roster with Malcom Floyd, Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal and Brown being virtual locks. Michael Spurlock, Richard Goodman, Roscoe Parrish and a handful of undrafted rookies will now look to step up and fill the void that was left when Brown landed awkwardly following his 18-yard touchdown reception in only their second preseason game of the 2012 year.

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Vincent Brown Injury: Chargers WR Breaks Ankle, Out At Least 8 Weeks

Per Kevin Acee, San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown will be out approximately eight weeks after breaking his ankle in Saturday night's game 28-20 win over the Dallas Cowboys. He will undergo surgery tomorrow.

Brown appeared to land awkwardly on his ankle after catching an 18-yard pass from QB Charlie Whitehurst. With his foot elevated, Brown was carted off the field. Prior to his injury, Brown had 2 catches for 32 yards on the night.

After a strong college career at San Diego State, Brown was drafted by the Charges in the third round of the 2011 draft. In the 2011 season, he played in 14 games for the Bolts and amassed 329 yards on 19 receptions.

Going into training camp, he was expected to take the place of former Charger Vincent Jackson and was thought to be out-playing current veteran WR Robert Meachem. Coach Norv Turner was quoted as saying, "He’s in the middle of having an outstanding training camp, and he obviously is a playmaker, so he’s a guy that’s going to figure real strongly in what we do."

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