The San Diego Chargers tasted victory on the field last night, beating the Dallas Cowboys 17-7 Thursday night in the team’s preseason opener, but they also saw two players seriously injured.
Potential starting right guard Johnnie Troutman suffered a broken arm in the first half, according to Fox Sports, and is out for an indefinite amount of time.
Linebacker Tourek Williams, who plays mostly on special teams, broke his foot, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. Williams recovered a fumble on special teams before he was injured.
D.J. Fluker received the start at right guard, even though Troutman suited up for the game, and Joe Barksdale started at right tackle.
Barksdale was signed as a free agent during the offseason after playing with the St. Louis Rams last year.
The team has used that lineup in training camp due to a different injury to Troutman.
With Troutman now out for an indefinite amount of time, it seems the team will continue to stick with Fluker and Barksdale on the right side.
While Williams was not projected to be a starter, he was expected to contribute on special teams. Rookie linebacker Kyle Emanuel is in line to receive more playing time without Williams.