Danny Woodhead RB SD 3 months ago

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said Monday that Woodhead (leg) looks the same as he did before suffering a fractured fibula in Week 3 last season, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken reports.

Now nearly nine months removed from the injury, Woodhead has been able to participate in the Chargers' offseason program. He figures to reprise his role as the team's top running back for passing downs, as first-round draft pick Melvin Gordon recorded just 22 receptions during his college career. Branden Oliver, who caught 36-of-45 targets last year, also figures to be in the mix for touches, possibly even challenging Woodhead for passing-down work. Gordon is expected to get most of the carries.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 4 months ago

Woodhead, whose 2014 season ended in Week 3 when he suffered a broken fibula, indicates that he feels good as the start of the Chargers' offseason program approaches, the team's official site reports.

"I feel really, really good," said Woodhead, who was limited 15 carries for 38 yards and five catches for 34 yards in three games last season. "I really do. As far as the injury goes, that is something I'm not even thinking about." With Ryan Mathews having departed via free agency, a healthy Woodhead is now in line to reprise his change-of-pace duties in the Chargers' 2015 backfield, which also currently includes Branden Oliver and Donald Brown and figures to be bolstered in the upcoming NFL draft.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 11 months ago

Woodhead, who suffered a broken fibula Sunday, is headed to IR, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

With Ryan Mathews still out, Donald Brown figures to be a busy back for the Chargers in the coming weeks, with Branden Oliver on hand in a backup role. In any case, the team is certainly going to add running back depth sooner rather than later, with Marion Grice a candidate to be promoted from the team's practice squad and/or a free agent addition possibly on tap.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 11 months ago

Woodhead (ankle) suffered a severe high ankle sprain and a fractured fibula, meaning he'll likely require season-ending surgery, FOX Sports 1's Alex Marvez reports.

The diagnosis hasn't been confirmed by a Chargers beat reporter, but the San Diego Union Tribune suggests that the injury is likely serious. With Ryan Mathews (knee) already expected to miss the next few games due to a sprained MCL, Donald Brown now figures to see even more of the ball. Brown, who had already replaced Mathews as the early-down back, is positioned to assume Woodhead's role on passing downs. Undrafted rookie Branden Olivier is the only other running back on the roster, but Marion Grice will likely be signed from the practice squad.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 11 months ago

Woodhead (ankle) is slated to undergo further testing on his ankle Sunday night, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Woodhead was carted off of the field Sunday against the Bills after sustaining an ankle injury on the Chargers' opening drive and upon his exit, the team's only healthy running backs for the rest of the day were Donald Brown and Branden Oliver. More on Woodhead's status as we know it, but the San Diego Union Tribune suggests that his injury could be fairly serious.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 11 months ago

Woodhead (ankle) has officially been ruled out for a return to Sunday's game against the Bills.

Woodhead was carted off the field in the first quarter with what looked to be a severe ankle injury, so it's no surprise he'll be held out the rest of the contest. The Chargers will likely send him in for tests to determine if he suffered any sort of dislocation or break, either of which would sideline him for further weeks. Donald Brown will be the bell cow for the remainder of Sunday's game for the Chargers, and could continue to occupy the top spot on the depth chart if Woodhead's injury proves to be significant.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 11 months ago

Woodhead (right ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bills, according to Ricky Henne of chargers.com.

With Woodhead having been carted off Sunday, the Chargers are now down to Donald Brown and Brandon Oliver at running back in Week 3.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 11 months ago

Woodhead was carted off the field early in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Bills with what appeared to be an ankle injury.

More on the exact nature of Woodhead's injury. The Chargers are now down to two healthy backs - Donald Brown and Branden Oliver.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 11 months ago

Woodhead had eight carries for 32 yards and caught four passes for 28 yards in Sunday's win over Seattle.

The big news is that Ryan Mathews left the game with a knee injury. Woodhead would likely see additional carries if Mathews is out for an extended period of time, but he's still a better option in PPR leagues though, as he probably wouldn't be used at the goal line much.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 12 months ago

Woodhead had six carries for five yards and one catch for six yards Monday night.

The Cardinals are especially tough against the run, so Woodhead's struggles don't mean much. We'd like to have seen him targeted more in the passing game, however.