Report | Chargers Dontrelle Inman sidelined after core muscle surgery

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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman has undergone core muscle surgery and will be out for six weeks, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Inman underwent the procedure with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia.

While it doesn’t appear that this will affect Inman’s ability to be ready for the season, as the fourth-year wideout is expected to be ready for camp, it’s still not exactly enthralling news for the Chargers.

The 28-year-old Inman, who played his college football at the University of Virginia, went undrafted in 2011 but eventually made his way to the Chargers in 2014.

He only played sparingly during his first year with the Bolts, appearing in seven games and managing seven catches for 158 yards.

During his second season in 2015, Inman started to make his mark, tallying 35 receptions for 486 yards and three touchdowns. The Chargers took note of his production throughout the year, and he started seven of his 14 games.

Finally, last year, Inman broke out as the team’s No. 2 receiver, racking up 58 catches for 810 yards and four scores. He started all 16 games and was a big-time target for Philip Rivers, with Rivers throwing to him 97 times.

The Chargers, who will be playing their first NFL season in Los Angeles, are looking to snap a three-year playoff drought. Los Angeles went just 5-11 last year and has missed the postseason in six of the last seven years total.

From 2006 through 2009, the Bolts made the playoffs four years in a row. It has been an uphill battle ever since.

The Chargers will open up their season by heading on the road to take on the Denver Broncos on Monday, Sept. 11 at 10:20 p.m. ET.

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