The Chargers placed Green (ankle) on injured reserve Thursday. Green will now officially have to miss at least three games while working to recover from his ankle injury. While the veteran is absent, Stephen Anderson and Donald Parham could see slight bumps in usage behind top tight end Hunter Henry.
Green suffered a lateral ankle sprain during Sunday's win over the Jaguars and may be placed on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The X-rays came back negative, which is encouraging news considering Green appeared to suffer a devastating ankle injury while hauling in a 26-yard touchdown. Nevertheless, the 32-year-old tight end is slated to miss multiple weeks and likely will be stashed on IR until he's healthy. Stephen Anderson and Donald Parham should see bumps in usage behind Hunter Henry until Green returns.
Green (ankle) will not return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports. Green never appeared to have a real shot at retaking the field Sunday, after he suffered what looked like a serious ankle injury while hauling in a 26-yard touchdown. The Jaguars will no doubt schedule the veteran tight end for further medical evaluation.
Green (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Green landed awkwardly on his ankle while hauling in a 26-yard score, just his third catch of the season. If he's unable to retake the field, Donald Parham and Stephen Anderson will operate as the remaining backup tight ends behind Hunter Henry.
Green caught his one target for 14 yards in Monday's 30-27 overtime loss to the Saints. Green received his first first-down reception of the season in the fourth quarter. The Chargers' No. 1 tight end, Hunter Henry, had much more action, scoring a touchdown and catching four of his eight targets, likely as a byproduct of Keenan Allen's (back) first-quarter injury. The 32-year-old Green did play more than he has in the last two games, seeing 35 percent of snaps.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/31||New England Patriots||8||5.00|
|14||12/12||New York Giants||20||8.67|
|15||12/16||Kansas City Chiefs||30||11.00|
|18||01/09||@Las Vegas Raiders||26||10.00|
|3 Year Avg||15||10||113||1||5||11.30||17|