Los Angeles Chargers rookie offensive guard Forrest Lamp has been carted off the field during training camp practice on Wednesday with a leg injury.
The Los Angeles Chargers just cannot catch a break. When healthy, this team can hang with anybody. They’ve got a future Pro Football Hall of Famer in quarterback Philip Rivers, a ton of great defensive players and a handful of intriguing offensive weapons. However, it’s not looking good for rookie offensive guard Forrest Lamp.
Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News and the Orange County Register reports that Lamp was carted off the field in Chargers training camp on Thursday. He was the Chargers’ second round pick out of Western Kentucky.
Though he played for a Group of 5 school, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have been an excellent mid-major program since going to Division I only a few years ago. In a weak offensive line draft, Lamp might have been the best prospect coming out in 2017 in that position group.
Lamp starred at guard the last two years for the Hilltoppers as the won the Conference USA Championship. He has the ability to play anywhere along the offensive line. The Chargers were counting on him and fellow rookie guard Dan Feeney out of Indiana this fall.
Injuries have absolutely wrecked the Chargers. Their players were dropping like flies in the early part of 2016. Despite a surge on defense, the Chargers went a miserable 5-11 in their final year in San Diego.
Though the Chargers have moved two hours north from San Diego to Los Angeles, the injury bug has clearly followed them. They aren’t even sure what they will be getting out of No. 7 overall pick Mike Williams. The former Clemson Tigers wideout is dealing with a back injury that could cut his rookie season short before it even begins. We love Lamp and it stinks that he got hurt.