James is expected to be fully recovered from his August knee surgery in about one month, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports. James missed the entirety of the 2020 season due to a knee injury he suffered during training camp in August. The 24-year-old is optimistic he'll be cleared for full physical activity in approximately one month, a development that would bode well with respect to his availability for OTAs beginning this spring.
James (knee) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. James is already on season-ending injured reserve, so this transaction signals that he either tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with an infected person. He'll be required to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols before returning to the Chargers' facilities.
The Chargers placed James (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday. For the second year in a row, James has incurred a season-ending injury, this time a meniscus issue in his right knee that will require surgery. In his place, the Chargers will entrust Rayshawn Jenkins with starting duties at strong safety.
James (knee) is set to undergo season-ending surgery on his knee and is expected to be sidelined 6-to-8 months, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. James left Sunday's practice early, and the reason was initially described as a hamstring strain. However, it turns out he suffered a meniscus injury in his right knee that will require surgery. It's a significant blow for the Chargers, and it means the 24-year old will go a two-year stretch with only five games played. When healthy, he's considered one of the best safeties in the league, but he'll now have to set his sights on recovering for 2021.
James (knee) is expected to miss significant time due to a meniscus injury in his right knee, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. James exited Sunday's practice early due to what was initially reported as a hamstring strain but which has now been disclosed to be a meniscus issue. Losing the star safety for a significant number of games would be a huge blow for the Chargers defense, though it at least sounds like the door is open for him to retake the field at some point in 2020. Pending further medical evaluation, Rapoport reports that the options for James are a meniscus trim (four-week recovery timetable) or a full meniscus repair (multi-month timetable).
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