Chargers wide receiver Javontee Herndon recently suffered a non-contact knee injury and was forced to undergo surgery last week, reports Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. As such, Herndon is likely to miss the entire season.
Herndon, 23, had spent most of the past two seasons on San Diego’s practice squad, but saw action in eight games on the active roster last season, and posted 195 yards on 24 receptions. Additionally, Herndon was a factor on special teams, averaging 7.4 yards per punt return and 22.4 yards per kick return.
Herndon had been battling for a roster spot amid a WR depth chart that has already lost Stevie Johnson for the season, and saw the release of veteran James Jones yesterday. Herndon’s injury should be a boon to the chances of recent waiver claim Rasheed Bailey making the Bolts’ roster.
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