SAN DIEGO (AP) -Chargers Pro Bowl center Nick Hardwick is expected to be out three to four weeks with a sprained right foot.
The prognosis was the best Hardwick could hope for, and since the Chargers have their bye this Sunday, that means he'll probably miss two or three games.
``It's good news,'' said Hardwick, who was on crutches.
Hardwick was hurt early in Sunday's 28-14 win over Oakland - when LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 198 yards and four touchdowns - and was expecting the worst. An MRI on Monday confirmed the initial diagnosis of a sprain.
``It's always the case when it doesn't feel good when it happens, and the next day the spirits get down a little bit,'' Hardwick said. ``You've got to find out what's going on inside of there.''
Cory Withrow did an admirable job filling in for Hardwick.
``They'll be fine without me,'' Hardwick said. ``They're going to keep rocking and working hard. Cory's going to do a good job. It's frustrating for sure not to be in there. I wanted to be in there when L.T. ran for 198 yards, of course. But I wasn't, we got a win, so, really, who cares?''
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