Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Chargers received some tough news when the team learned star safety Derwin James was dealing with an injury.
According to multiple reports, the second-year player is dealing with a stress fracture of his fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
If that wasn't bad enough, the news got worse on Saturday afternoon.
According to a new report from NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo, James will undergo surgery to help repair the injury.
He'll be out for three months as a result of the surgery, but should be back by the end of the season to help the Chargers in a playoff run.
"Derwin James will undergo surgery on his foot following evaluations of the stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal, sources say. He’s expected to be sidelined around three months," Garafolo reported.
James recorded 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks and three interceptions during his stellar rookie campaign. His production in his first year earned him All-Pro honors.
Los Angeles lost wide receiver Keenan Allen to an injury in training camp early this week as well.
The team is also in a contract dispute with running back Melvin Gordon who continues to hold out from camp.
Stay tuned for the latest.