San Diego Chargers' Danny Woodhead to miss rest of season

Running back Danny Woodhead #39 of the San Diego Chargers is tackled by free safety Danieal Manning #38 of the Houston Texans in the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on September 9, 2013
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San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his fibula in his side's win over the Buffalo Bills.

The San Diego Chargers have announced that running back Danny Woodhead is out for the rest of the season with a broken leg.

The 29-year-old sustained the injury in the first quarter of his side's win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday on his first running attempt of the match.

"We're going to put him on IR [and] he'll be done for the year," head coach Mike McCoy told reporters. "He broke his fibula, so it's unfortunate. He means a lot to our organisation.

"His love for the game, the way he plays, his love for his teammates, the way he practises; he's a great guy to be around.

"One of the first guys in the building, he only knows how to do it one way. He starts his day off early [at] five in the morning and is a true professional. So we're going to miss him."

Woodhead recorded 72 total yards from scrimmage for the Chargers this season.

Jacob Tamme #84 celebrates his second quarter touchdown with Eric Decker #87 as Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks on during their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 201
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