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Chargers RB Branden Oliver injures Achilles vs. Vikings

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Branden Oliver is helped onto a cart. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today-via washingtonpost.com) Branden Oliver is helped onto a cart. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today-via washingtonpost.com)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The San Diego Chargers fear they have lost running back and kick returner Branden Oliver for the season after he injured his right Achilles tendon in the exhibition game against Minnesota on Sunday.

Oliver was injured on a running play late in the second quarter and needed to be carted off of the field. The Chargers say they will make a final determination on his status after further examination on Monday. But a clearly disappointed coach Mike McCoy said the team was preparing to be without Oliver for the foreseeable future.

Oliver was third on the depth chart at running back behind Danny Woodhead and Melvin Gordon. He was also the team's top kick returner and was entering his third season after being an undrafted rookie in 2014.

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