Chargers Kicker Expected To Miss 2-4 Weeks

The Los Angeles Chargers escaped Monday Night Football against their division rival Denver Broncos with a slim victory, and while most will leave the game continuing to criticize the $245 million Quarterback play of Russell Wilson, there was a bigger story going on, as LA's kicker, Dustin Hopkins injured his hamstring, yet managed to finish the game a perfect 4/4 from field goal range and 1/1 on Extra Points. 

It was clear from his first kick that Hopkins was in immense amounts of pain, but he soldiered through it to finish the game, and now Head Coach Brandon Staley has confirmed that he will miss at least the next 2-4 weeks due to the hamstring injury.

The team thankfully have Taylor Bertolet on their practice squad, and he will be promoted to the active roster ahead of the teams next four games, and after previous weeks, it's clear that he'll need to be fantastic to help this team win games. Bertolet is 3/3 in his NFL career on field goals, and now, with an extended chance, he'll be able to impress the Chargers and other teams in hopes of finding a starting job somewhere.

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