The Los Angeles Chargers saw one of their best players go down during practice on Tuesday. All-Pro cornerback Casey Hayward suffered an apparent hamstring injury.
Casey Hayward suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury covering Mike Williams on a go route near the end of practice.
— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) August 21, 2018
The good news for the Chargers is that, at least at first, it seemed as though Hayward avoided a serious injury.
Anthony Lynn, on Casey Hayward: "He said he thought he'd be fine." Wasn't limping much walking onto the team shuttle. https://t.co/rZ3Eezvq4n
— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) August 21, 2018
If that holds, it would be a rare bit of good news for a secondary that’s otherwise had horrible luck in training camp and the preseason.
The last thing that this secondary needs is another injury, especially to a player of Hayward’s caliber.
Hayward made the Pro Bowl and was named Second-team All-Pro in both 2016 and 2017. He intercepted seven passes in 2016, four more in 2017, and has 20 picks through his career.