San Diego Chargers rookie OLB Melvin Ingram left Friday's preseason game with a "deep thigh injury", according to coach Norv Turner. Ingram lay on the field for about three minutes before his leg was wrapped and taken in for precautionary X-rays. The injury is not considered serious, but he's unlikely to play in San Diego's final preseason game.
Analysis: The Chargers have enough injury scares as it is, so they must be relieved that their 1st-round pick isn't expected to miss much, if any, time. Ingram had six tackles and two sacks in the preseason and wowed his coaches throughout training camp. He's expected to see the majority of snaps at strongisde linebacker but could rotate around the field as a pass-rush specialist. Ingram is one of the top defensive rookies and IDP players should have him on their radar.
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