Melvin Ingram Suffers Thigh Injury In Chargers Game: Fantasy Implications

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 24: Melvin Ingram #54 of the San Diego Chargers is looked at by trainers during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on August 24, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Chargers defeated the Vikings 12-10. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Chargers rookie OLB Melvin Ingram had an injury scare Friday, but it doesn't look too serious. We break down the fantasy implications.

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.

For more on the Chargers, check out Bolts From The Blue.

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