Posted by Will Brinson
The Chargers pulled out a big (and rare) September win Sunday by besting Minnesota 24-17 on the west coast. Unfortunately, it looks like they may have suffered a serious blow to their chances this year, as it's being reported that Nate Kaeding will miss the entire season with a torn ACL.
Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reports that the initial diagnosis of Kaeding's left leg is a torn ACL.
The Chargers are planning on having an MRI done Monday morning, but LaCanfora notes they are "not hopeful" that Kaeding will be able to return.
That's a tremendous blow to a team that already struggles with special teams -- Kaeding doesn't have the biggest leg in the game, but he's been tremendously accurate for his entire career, never hitting less than 80 percent of his field goals in a single season.
In fact, his 86.5 percent accuracy for his career is first overall in NFL history.
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