Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree underwent surgery Tuesday on a fractured fibula and will be miss at least eight weeks, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
What was initially termed an ankle injury has been confirmed as a broken leg, threatening the remainder of Ogletree's season. He was easily on pace to achieve a third 100-tackle campaign in a row to kick off his career. However, his absence will make way for Akeem Ayers to serve as the Rams' weak-side linebacker.
His practice status seems to suggest the concussion wasn't very serious, however more information should trickle out as the week progresses. The Chargers will need all of their secondary up to speed with a Monday night matchup against the Steelers next on the schedule.
Johnson, who left Week 4's win over the Browns with a hamstring injury, is thus looking iffy for Monday night's game against the Steelers, though his Week 5 outlook could brighten in the next couple of days if he is able to return to the practice field in that span.
In advance of Week 3, Verrett tended to a foot injury. While he took the field last week, he left early with only one tackle to his credit. His status as one of the Chargers' starting cornerbacks has translated to six tackles (four solo) on the season.