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                  === Chargers LB Ingram has knee surgery ===
 
 San  Diego,  CA (Sports  Network)  -  San  Diego Chargers  outside  linebacker
 Melvin Ingram underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in
 his left knee on Tuesday.
 
 Ingram  himself  confirmed the  procedure,  stating  on his  Twitter  account,
 "Thanking God for a successful and safe surgery!!!"
 
 In  addition, the  Times  Union reported  that the  surgery  was performed  in
 Florida by Dr. James Andrews.
 
 Recovery  time is typically a minimum of six months, which means Ingram's 2013
 season may not be in jeopardy.
 
 Ingram  tore the  ACL one  week ago  during an  offseason training  activities
 session.
 
 The  18th overall  selection in last year's draft, Ingram compiled 41 tackles,
 one sack and five passes defensed while appearing in all 16 games and starting
 twice  as a  rookie. The 24-year-old was  expected to hold down a regular role
 this  season  following the  departure of veteran  Shaun Phillips through free
 agency.
 
 Ingram's  injury prompted  the Chargers  to  sign veteran  pass rusher  Dwight
 Freeney to a two-year contract on Saturday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 05/21 18:23:05 ET