The Los Angeles Chargers downgraded kicker Michael Badgley to doubtful for the club’s season opener, the team announced Saturday.
Punter Ty Long may be summoned to handle the kicking duties for Sunday’s game against the visiting Indianapolis Colts in place of Badgley, who injured his groin during practice this week.
Long is no stranger to pulling double duty in regard to assuming both kicking and punting responsibilities, having done so with the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for the past two seasons.
Badgley, 24, made 15 of 16 field-goal attempts and 27 of 28 extra-point tries in 10 games last season.
—Field Level Media