Fortunately for the Chargers, Hayward's injury is not thought to be serious at the moment. Los Angeles will likely monitor Hayward's progress and mobility over the next several days, but the team is acting as if he he'll be just fine moving forward.
Hayward (ankle) started in Sunday's exhibition matchup against the Seahawks.
Hayward injured his ankle during the Chargers' offseason training activities, and the team has been silent on his status thus far during training camp. However, his participation in Sunday's preseason opener indicates he is on track to play Week 1. The 27-year-old saw ten snaps during the contest.
Hayward sustained a left ankle injury during team drills Tuesday, Eric Williams of ESPN reports.
Hayward's practice was cut short due to the injury, but from the looks of it, this won't be an issue moving forward. The Chargers saw no reward for pushing Hayward further after suffering the tweak and fully expect him to be fine.
Hayward finished the 2016 campagin with 58 tackles and seven interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
The seven interceptions led the NFL, earning Hayward a Pro Bowl nod. After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Packers, Hayward exploded onto the season for the Chargers, taking on more of a role with the first unit after injuries to Jason Verrett (knee) and Brandon Flowers (concussion). With Flowers' future in limbo, Hayward will more than likely slot in as a starting cornerback opposite Verrett next season, forming what appears to be a solid duo for years to come. While the 27-year-old's interception numbers likely are unsustainable, Hayward's knack for creating turnovers could be a boon for IDP owners who play in leagues that favor such plays, and should offset his mild tackle totals.
|P3||8/26/17||@ LAR||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ DEN||10:20 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||16||53||40.0||13||0||6||81||13.5||24||0||20|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||3||8||5.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||42||33.0||9||0||3||113||37.7||82||1||7|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||65||56.0||9||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||0||0||2||49||2||1|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|