Vincent Brown Out up to 8 Weeks With Broken Ankle
The San Diego Chargers just got a little less explosive on offense. According to Kevin Acee via Twitter, second-year wide receiver Vincent Brown sustained a broken ankle in Saturday night’s preseason game versus the Dallas Cowboys, and will be sidelined up to eight weeks.
Depending on how well Brown heals, he could potentially miss even more time. However, at the moment, he’s expected to miss the remainder of the preseason, and could return to the field as early as week five.
Eddie Royal will man the slot with Brown out, while Robert Meachem and Malcom Floyd will continue to lineup outside as the starters in two wide receiver sets.
This is a huge blow to Brown’s promising fantasy stock. He was quietly rising up draft boards all summer, and his performance in preseason action was good enough to have many think he’d leap-frog Royal for slot duties. Brown could still be a big part of the Chargers’ passing offense upon his return this season, but he’s now a major draft risk and should be plummeting down boards.