By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James has been diagnosed with a stress fracture. It is in the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, according to The Athletic’s Daniel Popper.
The Chargers have not released much information on James’ injury. However, it is being reported that they will continue to evaluate his situation.
He was injured on Thursday in practice. There is some speculation that he was stepped on; however, the Chargers are not officially confirming it.
“He will continue to be evaluated, and the course of treatment is still to be determined,” the team statement said.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that he met with Dr. Robert Anderson. He is now determining his next steps, she is reporting.
James is the latest Chargers player to go down with an injury. Wide receiver Keenan Allen is out with an ankle injury, while offensive tackle Russell Okung is dealing with a pulmonary embolism.
In addition, running back Melvin Gordon is not in camp, as he is dealing with a contract holdout. There was a recent report that suggested the two sides are still far apart on a new contract.
The 23-year-old Haines City, Florida native went to the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2018. He was the Chargers 17th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
As a rookie, he appeared in 16 games, including 16 starts. He had 105 tackles, including four tackles for a loss, and six quarterback hits.
He also had 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, and 13 pass deflections.