After the devastating loss to the Denver Broncos in week 6 of the NFL season, San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner addressed the media on tuesday a short 12 hours losing the AFC West crown and the game 35-24 to the Broncos, he discussed the team’s injuries and one big one was the future of wide receiver Vincent Brown.
The Chargers has placed wide receiver Vincent Brown who injured his ankle in the game against the Dallas Cowboys on August 18th during the preseason after a fantastic showing catching six passes for a 112 yards and two touchdowns. Has been spending the season on injured reserve and listed as the team’s designated for return” player. According to the NFL he is eligible to return later in the season and is eligible to rejoin the active roster anytime after Week 8. Brown.
“I don’t think that we can put a game on it. He’s in the middle of his rehab. And like any other guy who’s had an injury, he’s got to go one step at a time. When he takes one step, you have to see where he’s at and you see if he can make it to the next step. He hasn’t been on the field yet so it will be awhile before we give you a specific timing in terms of when he’ll be able to play.” Turner said
Prior to Brown getting injured, it is said that the Chargers planned to have him take a larger role in the offense following the departure of Vincent Jackson. However, that plan has had to be put on hold and the team will now have to rely on Robert Meachem, Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal to lead the receiving corps.
Brown was drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the 82nd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.