San Diego Chargers’ wide receiver Travis Benjamin has done his best to stay on the field with so many other offensive playmakers out with injuries, but with discomfort continuing in his knee, he will seek a second opinion, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport reports that the 26-year-old has been battling a PCL injury for weeks. Although his production hasn’t been as strong as it was in September, Benjamin is still making some pretty incredible plays at times.
On Sunday against the Denver Broncos, he made a ridiculous one-handed catch on a tipped pass in the endzone. While running to his left, he reached back across his body with his right arm, stopped the ball’s momentum, pulled it into his body, then twisted to keep both feet in bounds and braced for impact all while still holding onto the ball.
It was surely the play of the game.
Benjamin finished with three catches for 44 yards and the magnificent score. It was his first touchdown since he scored twice in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The up-and-comer has two 100-yard games and three touchdowns this year. On 58 targets, he has 38 receptions and 509 yards to coincide with his three scores. Last season with the Cleveland Browns, he managed 68 catches for 966 yards and five touchdowns.
Perhaps the area where his knee issue has hurt him the most is returning punts. Benjamin returned 28 punts last season and averaged 11.6 yards per return while notably taking one back for a score. On nine punt returns this year, he is averaging just 6.6 yards.