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Report: Chargers’ Melvin Ingram expected to miss some time with hamstring injury

Melvin Ingram, Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers were expectedly able to defeat the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 but their injuries continue to pile up. According to Ian Rapoport, Melvin Ingram is expected to miss some time with a hamstring injury.

As the Chargers were imposing their will on the winless Dolphins, Ingram made an early exit in the game with an issue with his hamstring. The outstanding edge-rusher didn’t get to play much before he made his way to the locker room and it seems as if his injury will sideline him for the next couple of games.

In the first four games of the season, Ingram has struggled to get to the quarterback with just one sack, three tackles for loss, and three hits on the quarterback. Despite the struggles, Ingram is still a cornerstone of Los Angeles’ defense.

As for the Chargers as a team, they have grown accustomed to having their key contributors going with injuries. Just four weeks into the season, Los Angeles is already playing without Derwin James, Adrian Phillips, and Trevor Williams on the defense.

On the other hand, the offense has been shorthanded with Travis Benjamin, Mike Williams, Hunter Henry, and Russell Okung missing games. Even their kicker, Michael Badgley, has yet to suit up for the Chargers this season.

Since 2014, Ingram has started in 75 straight regular-season games for the Chargers. Throughout those 75 games, the veteran pass rusher has accumulated 40 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, and 87 hits on the quarterback.

Now, Ingram is expected to miss his first game since 2014.

In his absence, Los Angeles is going to need Joey Bosa to produce at the level he is accustomed to.