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Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman suffered neck strain, could play this week

SAN DIEGO -- The injury looked a lot worse on Sunday, but it appears Dontrelle Inman suffered a minor injury.

A reserve, second-year receiver for the San Diego Chargers, with 5:03 left in the opening quarter, Inman made an 8-yard catch on an in route and suffered a neck injury on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Denver safety David Bruton Jr.

Inman had to be placed on a backboard and was taken off of the field on a cart, but he was seen moving his arms and legs before he left the field.

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said that all of the tests and evaluations on Inman that took place at a local hospital came back negative, and that he has a neck strain.

McCoy said that Inman will be day-to-day.

“He was back in the building this morning, had a smile on his face and was very positive,” McCoy said. “So that’s a good thing.”

Inman said he wasn’t knocked out by the hit and was able to follow the instructions given by the team’s training staff and medical personnel.

“I feel good,” Inman said. “I’ll be day-to-day. I’m just ready to work and get back out there.”

Inman didn’t rule out returning to the field as early as this week if he’s fully healthy.