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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chargers Injury Report: Donald Brown, Eddie Royal, Brandon Flowers

By on 10/18/2014 10:30:00 PM

With an impressive 5 – 1 record so far this season and slight scare last week against the Raiders, you can be sure that Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers want to keep things rolling against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs: 

The Chargers’ final Week 7 Injury Report is much longer than that of the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. Thirteen players were listed, meaning the Chargers will have to dig deep if they are to secure their sixth straight victory since losing the first game of the season. 

Despite the long list, five of the thirteen players are considered probable for tomorrow’s game: T D.J. Fluker (Ankle), C-G Rich Ohmberger (Back), WR Eddie Royal (Elbow), LB Reggie Walker (Ankle) and finally CB Shareece Wright (Knee). Considering each player participated in team practice on Friday, I would expect that all five should be suited up come game time. 

Of the four players listed as questionable for tomorrow, DE Cordarro Law (Ankle) is the player to take part in every team practice this week. CB Jason Verrett (Shoulder) participated as well, although unlike his teammate, Verrett was limited in what he could do. If I had to guess, which I will, come game day I think we’ll see Law on the field and Verrett watching from the sidelines. 

The other two players listed as questionable tomorrow against the Chiefs are T Brandon Flowers (Groin) and OLB Dwight Freeney (Knee); both of whom were limited during the team’s final practice this week. Not a good sign if you ask me. 

RB Donald Brown (Concussion), RB Ryan Mathews (Knee) LB Manti Te’o (Foot) will not play Sunday. 

OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (Hamstring) is considered doubtful by the team, which normally means there is roughly a 25% chance he does play. Seeing as Attaochu was a no go at practice all week, I would say his chance of playing is much lower. 

The Chargers can only hope that the week off has left the Chiefs more rusty than refreshed. If Rivers and the Chargers want to keep their winning streak going they will have to play much better than they did last week against the Raiders. 

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