Chargers’ Ekeler has a lower leg injury, practice status dubious
His flexibility is imperative, notwithstanding offseason contract questions
His wellbeing will be firmly looked for the season ahead
The Los Angeles Chargers got a physical issue alarm including one of their headliners, running back Austin Ekeler. Lead trainer Brandon Staley affirmed that Ekeler had experienced a lower leg injury, leaving fans and the association restlessly anticipating refreshes on his status.
Ekeler, a unique 28-year-old running back, has been a foundation of the Chargers’ offense, and his wellbeing is foremost to their prosperity on the field. This injury comes as a likely misfortune for a group hoping to get another season finisher billet in the impending season.
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The injury update surfaced as Mentor Staley tended to journalists, uncovering that it is at present “still up in the air” whether Ekeler will actually want to take part in Wednesday’s training. The vulnerability encompassing his accessibility has raised worries among Chargers fans, who have seen Ekeler’s noteworthy commitments to the group’s progress in late seasons.
In 2021, Ekeler figured out how to stay away from any significant wounds, missing only one game because of his situation on the NFL’s hold/Coronavirus list in late December. At the point when he was on the field, he was downright uncommon, gathering 911 surging yards and 12 scores. Also, he showed his flexibility by adding 70 gatherings for 647 yards and eight additional scores.
Ekeler proceeded with his remarkable exhibition into the 2022 season, where he set up a sum of 1,637 yards from scrimmage and scored 18 scores. His speed and flexibility have made him quite possibly of the most hazardous weapon in the association, filling in as a pivotal part of the Chargers’ offense close by star wide beneficiaries Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.
The running back’s excursion to fame started with a breakout season in 2018 when he collected 958 yards from scrimmage and scored six scores. He followed that up with a considerably more noteworthy 2019 mission, recording 92 gatherings for 993 yards and eight scores while adding 557 surging yards and three additional scores.
In 2020, Ekeler confronted a misfortune when lower-leg wounds made him miss six games. In any case, he actually figured out how to create with 933 yards from scrimmage and three scores, exhibiting his flexibility and assurance.
This most recent injury news comes after a time of vulnerability in regards to Ekeler’s future with the Chargers. Prior in the offseason, the group allowed him to look for an exchange in the midst of an agreement question. Nonetheless, the different sides ultimately agreed on an improved arrangement that included motivators to his agreement, getting his presence in Los Angeles for the impending season.
While the Chargers really do have a fit reinforcement in Joshua Kelley, there’s no rejecting that Austin Ekeler’s nonattendance, in any event, for a brief period, would be a critical catastrophe for the group’s goals of making the end of the season games. His speed, readiness, and abilities to playmaking make him an indispensable resource in their offense.