The Chargers saw wide receiver Keenan Allen tear his ACL early in last Sunday’s game against the Chiefs and another key member of their offense is down with a possible knee injury early this week.
Running back Danny Woodhead stayed down after being tackled by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith at the end of a short reception and appeared to grab his right knee. He was helped to the sideline by trainers and looked like he could put little, if any, weight on the injured leg. After a brief evaluation on the bench, Woodhead to a cart to the locker room and the team calls his return from the knee injury questionable.
Woodhead had a 23-yard run on the Chargers’ opening drive, which ended with a Melvin Gordon touchdown run. Cornerback Casey Hayward intercepted Blake Bortles on a tipped ball a couple of plays before Woodhead’s injury and Travis Benjamin scored on a six-yard catch a few plays after to put the Chargers up 14-0 early in the second quarter.
That early lead is similar to last week as well and the Chargers will hope things turn out better for both Woodhead and the team as a whole after Kansas City came back to beat them in Week One.