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Chargers Lose Another Key Rookie

Potential Starting Guard Tears ACL

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    Chargers Lose Another Key Rookie
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    Chargers second round draft pick Forrest Lamp tore his ACL at Wednesday's practice and is expected to miss his entire rookie season.

    Wednesday was Groundhog Day for the Chargers even though it was August 2nd and not February 2nd.

    Second round draft pick Forrest Lamp was injured during practice and carted off the field.

    A highly-rated guard out of Western Kentucky, Lamp was competing for a starting job along the offensive line straight out of college.

    The team tweeted out Wednesday that Lamp suffered a torn ACL on his right knee.

    He is expected to miss the entire 2017 rookie season.

    Despite playing tackle for the majority of his college career, Lamp signed a four-year contract and had his eyes on claiming the top spot on the depth chart at right guard.

    The Bolts have been ravaged by injuries their last few seasons especially along the offensive line.

    2017 first round pick Mike Williams is also in jeopardy of missing his rookie campaign.

    The seventh overall selection in April’s draft is having reoccurring back issues since leaving Clemson for the NFL.

    “The Fight for Los Angeles” continues Saturday evening when the Bolts and Rams will host a dual practice at the StubHub Center.

    The Chargers drew criticism earlier this week when new head coach Anthony Lynn implied that Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates were not allowed to be excused from Saturday’s practice to support former San Diego teammate LaDainian Tomlinson at his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in Canton, Ohio.

    The timing of the dual practice inconveniently coincides with the ceremony.

    Lynn later said his star tight end will travel to Canton to be there in person for LT’s speech.

    Rivers will stay in California and lead the team.