Chargers Lose Veteran Center Nick Hardwick for at Least Eight Weeks


Published: September 23, 2009

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... have suffered debilitating injuries on both sides of the ball. First, it was Pro-Bowl nose tackle Jamal Williams going down for the year. Now, a Chargers press release confirms veteran center Nick Hardwick has undergone surgery on his injured left ankle, sidelining him for at least eight weeks and possibly the season. 

This is major blow to the Chargers' offensive line and locker room. Both Hardwick and Williams were team leaders and the core of their respective offensive and defensive units. The leadership roles on this team will now be solidly placed on players such as Philip Rivers and Stephen Cooper, who are ready for the responsibility

The injury to Hardwick, as well as Williams, occurred in the Monday night's hard fought win in Oakland. Neither injury was initially considered all ...

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