Chargers DE Melvin Ingram Suffers Torn ACL

May 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

San Diego Chargers defensive end/linebacker Melvin Ingram suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on Tuesday afternoon, a huge blow to the team's offseason activities and one that could have far-reaching effects on the defense in 2013. 
San Diego's official Twitter account confirmed the news:
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport first reported that Ingram was injured during Tuesday's OTA session and first dropped the ACL bombshell on the American public on his NFL Network spot: 
Ingram was the No. 18 overall pick of the Chargers in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft and played in all 16 games during his rookie season. A product of South Carolina, Ingram went ahead of other noted pass-rushers such as Chandler Jones (New England Patriots), Whitney Mercilus (Houston Texans) and Courtney Upshaw (Baltimore Ravens). 
He stared one of his 16 rookie games, had one sack and contributed 16 total tackles to the Chargers defense. He also added five pass deflections and one for...

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