Melvin Ingram, the defensive end/outside linebacker chosen by the Chargers in the first round of last year’s NFL draft, suffered a potentially serious knee injury today.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Chargers fear that the injury was a torn ACL, which would knock Ingram out for the entire 2013 season. Ingram is still undergoing tests, and an MRI will be needed before the diagnosis can be confirmed.
If Ingram is out for the year, it would be a major blow, as the Chargers were counting on Ingram’s continued development as a starter.
There’s no word on how Ingram suffered the injury during non-contact Organized Team Activities.