Another week, another center goes down for the Chargers.
This time it was veteran snapper Doug Legursky, who will be put on injured reserve after a knee injury suffered in Sunday’s 31-0 win over the New York Jets.
He was brought over on Sept. 11 to fill in for Rich Ohrnberger, who missed the last two games with a back injury.
Ohrnberger was the fill-in for Nick Hardwick, the offensive co-captain who was placed on IR with a neck injury after the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.
Chargers coach Mike McCoy praised Legursky, who only spent a few weeks with the team.
“This is the bad part of the game,” McCoy said. “You feel for a guy like that. He was a true pro. He fit in here from day one.”
The injury is another blow to an already depleted offensive line. Guard Chris Watt filled in at center on Sunday, but McCoy declined to say what the plan would be going forward.
“We’ve got some time,” he said. “We’ve got some guys on the roster who can play center. We’ll make a decision in the next couple days.”