Larry English out for the season
By Rick Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org October 27, 2011 5:58PM
Aurora native and San Diego Chargers linebacker Larry English leaves the field after breaking his left foot in a game against the New York Jets on Oct. 23. | Bill Kostroun~The Associated Press
Updated: October 30, 2011 9:39PM
San Diego Chargers linebacker Larry English has been placed on injured reserve with a broken foot and will miss the remainder of the season.
It’s the same (left) foot the Marmion Academy and Northern Illinois University graduate broke last season, his second in the NFL after being a surprise first-round pick the previous season. He had surgery last October and then had to have a second procedure done this past March. He missed most of training camp, trying to get healthy.
The Chargers haven’t released specifics about the most recent break or if it will require more surgery.
Several weeks ago English, who has been coming off the bench this season behind starter Travis LaBoy, had two sacks in a win over Miami. He was then hurt in last Sunday’s loss, playing against the New York Jets.
San Diego signed offensive tackle Stephen Schilling off the practice squad to provide depth behind Marcus McNeill, who is suffering from a sprained neck.
Spann with Bucs
Former NIU running back Chad Spann, who initially made the roster of his hometown Indianapolis Colts, signed last week with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is now on their practice squad.