Chargers lose second-round rookie Forrest Lamp to torn ACL

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The Chargers’ second-round draft pick won’t play this season.

Guard Forrest Lamp, whom the Chargers took out of Western Kentucky with the 38th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, has been lost for the season to a torn ACL, the team announced.

It’s a tough blow for the Chargers, who are also dealing with concerns that their first-round pick, receiver Mike Williams, could miss significant time with a back injury.

One of the reasons the Chargers liked Lamp was his durability: He started every game for all four years of his college career. But injuries are unpredictable, and the Chargers just got some bad luck.

The Chargers had penciled Lamp in as their starting right guard. They’ll now have a competition for that position, and they’ll have to hope Lamp is healthy in time for next year.

27 responses to “Chargers lose second-round rookie Forrest Lamp to torn ACL

  1. Just sickening for us Charger fans…This has been going on for five-years now. They have had an unbelievable amount of injuries…way more than any other team over that five-year period. I don’t even know what to say…

  2. It’s not just that this team gets injured, it’s that so many of the injuries are season ending. Every time I hear a Charger leaves the field you mentally prepare yourself that they’re headed to the IR.

  3. This is incredible. They need to hire a voodoo priestess or someone to get rid of the injury curse.

  4. Chargers fans need to each purchase a rabbit’s foot. Then it needs to be rubbed with a 4 leaf clover while it laying in the middle of a horseshoe. Keep in mind that, first of all, not any foot from a rabbit will do: it is the left hind foot of a rabbit that is useful as a charm.

    Seriously though, it’s a shame, what a long run of bad luck with major injuries.

  5. Not a Chargers fan, but I thought this guy was going to be good from the get-go and really help the offense. One thing I hate about football is the injuries. Chargers chances of improving without their first and second round picks have gone down, that’s for sure. It’s obvious that they tried their best to surround Rivers with an improved offense. Now their plans have fallen apart through no fault of their own. Sucks. My condolences to Chargers fans.

  6. This organization ……with holes in the offensive line, Rivers could again be running for his life or ending up on crutches. They have little or no offensive line depth. They haven’t tried for years except this year. It’s caught up to them.

  7. I’m literally going to have to pound 12 beers real quick…. because I just threw up the last 12. F ME.

  8. Raider fan here. Wishing this kid and Mike Williams the best. Hate seeing injuries, regardless of the player or the team they happen to. Still terrified of Phillip Rivers. The hits seem to just keep coming with this team. And yet, seems like every year they put up a fight. Good luck this year, save for when the Raiders are up next.

  9. codiablo says:
    Aug 2, 2017 7:39 PM
    sounds like it’s time to fire the strength guy and hire a yoga master


    They actually did fire their strength and conditioning coach not too long ago.. maybe three seasons ago..

  10. Raider fan here but my homie is a Chargers fan and now i’m not going stop hearing about another injury. Feel bad for all the Charger fans, this is crazy. Hope they can get the next man up to speed asap. Good luck 🍀

  11. You don’t have to be a Charger fan to be saddened by the bad injury luck the team has experienced recently. Wishing a speedy and full recovery for all of the injured.

  12. Geez, it’s a broken record for this poor team. Who’s their trainer — Richard Simmons? Who’s their team physician — Dr Phil?

  13. Very tough break for the team as a whole and for Rivers specifically. Plus a year’s rehab for this young prospect.

    Someone needs to explain how a torn ACL while on the practice field translates to the S&C coach could be to blame. Did he fall on Lamp’s knee during practice? Did he nail Lamp’s cleats to the turf while blocking Super Melvin or Joey Bosa? Did he hit Lamp in the knee with a bat?

    This early into TC you MIGHT want question the OL coaching, OR maybe just chalk it up to the more likely scenario that unpredictable things happen when rookies finally get on the field and start banging into each other.

    Is there a good reason NOT to use a knee brace as a precaution during the first weeks of TC?

  14. Sorry to hear it Chargers fans. I think Lamp is going to be a stud and I was looking forward to seeing him protecting Rivers. I was hoping my squad would have been able to draft him.

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