Michael Badgley injured groin Friday, listed as questionable

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Chargers kicker Michael Badgley injured his groin in Friday’s practice and is questionable for Sunday’s opener.

“We’ll give him a couple of days to rest, and we’ll look at him on Sunday,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said, via Gilbert Manzano of the Southern Cal News Group. “It just happened in practice. Just got a little tight. Any time I lose a starter, it’s concerning. I have a lot of confidence in our backup, though.”

The Chargers have punter Ty Long, who punted and place kicked the past two seasons for the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. Backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor would replace Long as the holder.

Taylor has never held during a game, but he has done it in practice.

The Chargers signed Badgley midway through last season, and he went 15-of-16 on field goals. He set the team record with a 58-yard field goal in Week 14 against Cincinnati.

5 responses to “Michael Badgley injured groin Friday, listed as questionable

  1. I sure hope Tom Telesco et al are working 24/7 right now to get serious O LINE help to protect Rivers’ blindside because Tevi is worthless & needs to be cut. Boo

  2. This team is absolutely snakebit. I anticipate 2-3 starters leaving the game with injuries as well.

  3. Teams need to carry 2 kickers. Not have a punter kick, because they seem to get hurt. Use them as a kickoff guy or a specialist for long FG, but carry 2.

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