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Manti Te’o out at least a week with sprained foot

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In the preseason before his rookie year, Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o sprained his right foot against the Seahawks and wound up missing five weeks while he recovered.

The Chargers played the Seahawks again on Friday night and Te’o again left the game with a sprained foot. It’s the left one this time and Chargers coach Mike McCoy said that Te’o is expected to miss at least a week, including the team’s third preseason game, before he’ll be well enough to return to the lineup.

“It’s not the same foot, it’s not the same injury — it’s something completely different,” McCoy said, via U-T San Diego.

Te’o had surgery on his left foot early in the offseason and has spent the summer trying to work himself into a three down role on the Chargers defense. If he’s only out a week, there shouldn’t be much cost to that effort. Kavell Conner and Reggie Walker are the likeliest replacements for Te’o in the starting lineup.

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13 Responses to “Manti Te’o out at least a week with sprained foot”
  1. Waffle 2.0 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:19 PM

    foot injuries linger….forever.

  2. mikebyrne1502 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:25 PM

    This guy isn’t what they thought he was going to be he keeps getting beat all up and down the field

  3. uncletuna says: Aug 17, 2014 1:28 PM

    Is this injury of the non-football related variety?!?

    Maybe he was assaulted by a one-armed man?!?

  4. moderngenfootballfan says: Aug 17, 2014 1:30 PM

    I havent seen much tape of him or how he plays. However, i feel like he constantly is hurt.

  5. cueghost says: Aug 17, 2014 1:36 PM

    Is he sure that the injury actually exists?Someone should probably verify…

  6. peytonmanningsforehead says: Aug 17, 2014 1:55 PM

    Who cares? He’s a bust. Typical chokers draft pick.

  7. dgreenfi says: Aug 17, 2014 2:07 PM

    Let’s be positive… at least he’s still in the league!

  8. kamthechancellor says: Aug 17, 2014 4:16 PM

    Sprained it when Russell Wilson made him look slow on his first td run.

  9. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 17, 2014 5:05 PM

    He has an excellent support system to help him with his injuries. His girlfriend will e-mail him all her comforting well wishes and he will be back as soon as possible. That psychological aspect of an injury should not be underestimated.

  10. gromit45 says: Aug 17, 2014 7:21 PM

    “Hello Larry” (English) Part 2 ???

  11. slick50ks says: Aug 17, 2014 7:21 PM

    Does it really matter?

    This dude is a scrub.

  12. jfk69 says: Aug 18, 2014 3:35 AM

    That is the reason why the Alabama backs blew right past him in the Championship game. Who knew? lol

  13. joetoronto says: Aug 18, 2014 6:40 AM

    He’s invisible anyway, what a bust.

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