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Danny Woodhead leaves with knee injury in first quarter

San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) runs against Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Frank Zombo (51) and linebacker Justin March (59) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) AP

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.

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10 Responses to “Danny Woodhead leaves with knee injury in first quarter”
  1. joetoronto says: Sep 18, 2016 5:01 PM

    Oh ya, the Chargers. I forgot about them.

  2. kcchefs58 says: Sep 18, 2016 5:03 PM

    The injury bug is in full force in SD. Horrible way for them to start the season.

  3. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 18, 2016 5:05 PM

    that’s a shame Woodhead plays hard and with a lot of heart.

  4. samquix says: Sep 18, 2016 5:05 PM

    And with the 1st pick of the 2017 NFL draft the LA Chargers select….

  5. broncoguy11 says: Sep 18, 2016 5:21 PM

    I know injuries are a part of the game, but San Diego really seems susceptible to them. Might be time to change approach to player health and safety…..

  6. sdcharger123 says: Sep 18, 2016 5:26 PM

    Football injury gods have a horrible fixation with the Chargers. Go pick on someone else.

  7. neilpountney says: Sep 18, 2016 5:59 PM

    Loved Danny he is a great story, humble, hard working, team player. I just wish he was still with the Patriots.

    Hope its not too serious Danny and good luck for the future But I fear it is.

  8. iaintnodirtyliberal says: Sep 18, 2016 6:35 PM

    Love those white underdogs! Get well Danny.

  9. twelvehundred says: Sep 18, 2016 6:53 PM

    Ray Rice. Do it.

  10. realtruthteller100 says: Sep 18, 2016 7:37 PM

    sad when injurys happen to the leagues good guys. i would of prefered for another one of the chargers flashy look-at-me wide recievers to get hurt, but instead it had to be the hardest working, headiest guy on the team. get well soon danny!

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