The gaping hole in the middle of San Diego’s defensive line now has a counterpart on offense.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers will be without starting center Nick Hardwick until December after he underwent surgery on his left ankle Wednesday.
He’s expected to miss “at least” eight weeks, so the team will have to consider placing him on season-ending injured reserve. The Chargers lost nose tackle Jamal Williams for the season last week.
One of the flying Mruczkowski brothers — Scott — took Hardwick’s place in the starting lineup against Baltimore and should have the job indefinitely.
The Chargers have averaged 65 yards per game on the ground through two games, which is 30th in the league.