Easing the Pain

Several San Diego Chargers players took the morning off from practice and may take the afternoon off as well to rest injuries. At this stage of camp, remaining healthy is the primary concern. If rest is needed now, it is much easier to take than when the season begins in earnest September 7th.

Marcellus Wiley, nursing a hamstring injury, David Boston, nursing a hip bruise, Toniu Fonoti, still resting his triceps injury, and Sammy Davis, walking on crutches due to a heel injury, all sat out the morning practice.

While none fo the injuries is deemed serious at this time, certain ailments could extend into the season if caution is not taken now.

Therefore, the coaching staff is taking all the necessary precautions and with the extra bodies in camp, it is not a huge area of concern and the staff does not want it to become a factor later in preseason or into the season.

The full extent of Davis' injury is not known. Davis has been closing the gap on Tay Cody to be the opening day starter, and depending on how much time he misses, it could cost him. The current estimated timetable is 1-2 weeks, but an MRI this afternoon could tell the whole story.

Fonoti is expected to miss about a week of camp with his triceps injury and one can only hope it is something similar to a weightlifting strain and not a tear of some kind. Boston is expected to be back out for the afternoon session.

Reche Caldwell sustained a strained shoulder during the morning session. Caldwell will likely miss the afternoon session and was seen with ice on his shoulder by mid practice.

Doug Flutie also was icing down and it is unclear at this time what ailed him.

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