The San Diego Chargers’ resurgence will have to continue without the services of Dwight Freeney. The linebacker tore his quadriceps muscle in the second quarter of the team’s win over the Dallas Cowboys yesterday, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
The Chargers have not yet made a decision on what they plan on doing with Freeney, and they’re still mulling whether or not to place him on season-ending injured reserve. However, with an injury as severe as this, it’s more than likely to sideline him for the rest of the year.
Freeney was brought in as a free agent to replace Melvin Ingram, who tore his ACL during OTAs. He signed a two-year deal in the offseason with the Chargers after spending the first 11 years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts.
While Freeney only has two tackles and half a sack, he’s been more productive than his numbers dictate. Now the Chargers going to have to rely on Jarrett Johnson and Larry English to step up in the absence of Freeney.