Los Angeles Chargers LT Rashawn Slater expected to miss rest of season with torn biceps

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Rashawn Slater is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing his left biceps tendon in a 38-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Slater left the game in the third quarter after suffering the injury and was replaced by backup Storm Norton.

Slater’s loss is significant for the Chargers and quarterback Justin Herbert, who also played Sunday without Pro Bowl center Corey Linsley, who is struggling with a knee problem.

Slater, the 13th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, was recognized as a rookie in the Pro Bowl last season.

After winning their season opener against the Las Vegas Raiders, the Chargers have lost back-to-back to the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jaguars while suffering a plethora of injuries.

Herbert’s rib cartilage was ruptured at week 2 and the injury is expected to remain indefinitely.

Receiver Keenan Allen has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and receiver Jalen Guyton left Sunday’s game with a knee injury.

Defensively, uncertainty remains over the severity of a groin injury edge rusher Joey Bosa sustained in the first quarter of the loss to the Jaguars.

And the status of cornerback JC Jackson, who has signed a five-year, $82.5 million free agency deal, also remains unclear. Jackson missed Week 1 after undergoing ankle surgery in late August. He returned for Week 2 and played 100% defensive snaps before ending up on the idle list against the Jaguars.

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Emma Bowman

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