Quentin Jammer to play Sunday with cast on

9/14/12 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Despite injury, the San Diego Chargers’ starting cornerback Quentin Jammer will be stepping on the field against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Quentin Jammer had surgery on his left thumb this Tuesday and will play with a cast on his hand.
San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner gave an optimistic statement Wednesday regarding Quentin Jammer’s chances of starting Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans.
"If we had a game today, Quentin would start," said Norv Turner.
Quentin Jammer sustained the injury during the fourth quarter of San Diego Chargers’ 22-14 victory against the Oakland Raiders Monday night.
The 11-year veteran played a down-year last season, but made a remarkable comeback seven tackles and two pass deflections in his 2012 debut against the Oakland Raiders. Quentin Jammer took 61 of 74 snaps at Monday’s game.
Although the injury may have little impact on press coverage, it could cost him in close contact since physicality is a big part of the 6-foot, 204-pounds Quentin Jammer’s game.
Since joining NFL in 2002, Quentin Jammer has missed only four games.
However, Quentin Jammer was only one of the two San Diego Chargers’ cornerbacks forced early out of Monday’s game.
Slot cornerback Shareece Wright sprained his ankle on the opening kickoff against the Oakland Raiders and was reported to be walking around with crutches and a protective boot at Wednesday’s practice. Shareece Wright’s status is still unclear but after a preliminary evaluation of the injury, it looks like the defensive back will not require surgery.
An injury report will shed more light on the injury, but San Diego Chargers will announce injured players’ game status on Friday.  That leaves the San Diego Chargers with just two completely healthy cornerbacks.
Shareece Wright who was drafted out of USC was projected as the San Diego Chargers’ starting nickel corner over Marcus Gilchrist. A strong preseason performance with eight tackles, a sack and forced fumble including an interception returned for 73 yards speaks volumes about the progress Shareece Wright made during the offseason.
"We planned on playing Shareece in there," revealed Norv Turner. "Gilchrist came in and did a good job, and then when Jammer got hurt for a while, we actually put (San Diego Chargers safety Eric) Weddle down there in the slot, and he played really well."
If Shareece Wright happens to be out of the equation at Sunday’s game, the San Diego Chargers will be left with only three cornerbacks – Antonie Cason, Quentin Jammer and Marcus Gilchrist. After Quentin Jammer was injured Monday, Marcus Gilchrist shifted positions so that San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle was left to cover the slot.
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