Chargers get a much-needed break with Orlando Franklin’s injury

Orlando Franklin might not miss significant time after leaving the game on the trainer's cart.
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Chargers fans must've tossed a few remotes watching yet another lineman leave the game.

This time, guard Orlando Franklin needed a cart. But his prospects are much more promising than they seemed against the Raiders.

Franklin must be relieved. He might not have to miss more time after a high ankle sprain forced him out of the lineup for three long weeks.

His team has a little wiggle room now, too. The veteran can play both guard and tackle — something he might have to do if this season keeps taking its toll on San Diego's front five.

(h/t U-T San Diego)

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