Denzel Perryman carted off field with injury

June 14, 2016 - San Diego, CA, USA - SAN DIEGO, CA San Diego Chargers Denzel Perryman walks out to practice during mini camp (Photo by K.C. Alfred/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
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[UPDATE]: Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman is now expected to miss at least the next four-to-six weeks, according to a Monday morning report from Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman was carted to the locker room during the first quarter of Sunday night’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks with an ankle injury. He has officially been ruled questionable to return.

Heading into his third season as a member of the Chargers, Perryman has been slated to start at the middle linebacker spot for the team in their first season since the move.

Last season, he appeared in 12 games (making 11 starts) and finished the season with 72 tackles, which put him third on the team. He recorded the first interception of his career, one of 11 different Chargers to pick off a pass in 2016. He also added a pair of sacks to bring his career total up to four.

The Chargers selected Perryman in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami (FL). A two-time First-team All-ACC selection while at The U, the Coral Gables native stayed close to home for his college ball. He totaled 27 tackles for loss during his career over 47 games. He started at least nine games each of his first two years in the league for the team formally from San Diego.

Sunday night was Los Angeles’ preseason opener. They’ll take on the New Orleans Saints next Sunday in a Week 2 matchup.

If Perryman’s injury isn’t serious, the team looks to have him ready for their regular season Week 1 matchup on the road against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 11 as a part of Monday Night Football.

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