Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram left the Dolphins-Chargers game early in the second quarter on Sunday. He was later seen on the sideline with ice wrapped around one of his feet.
Ingram tried to reenter the game, but teammate Keenan Allen convinced him otherwise, according to reports after the game.
It's a good thing Ingram listened. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport offers the latest injury update on the talented pass-rusher.
Rough news for Los Angeles and its fans. Through 3.5 games this season, Ingram has 14 combined tackles, three TFL and one sack. A couple missed weeks is a big loss for the Chargers.
His desire to play the game is noteworthy. Ingram trying to reenter the game shows how much he loves the sport and his team. Allen convinced him to rest, citing the long season ahead as the motivation heal up.
“Take your time," Allen told Ingram on Sunday, via Twitter. "We got a long (season). Still got 12 weeks left. We’re gonna need you. Chill out. Take it easy."
Ingram has played in 97 career games and started in 80 of those contests in eight seasons. He has 310 tackles, 62 tackles for loss and 43 sacks throughout his career.
Ingram's ability to perform at a high level, even in his 8th season, will certainly be missed for the time being.