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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Chargers Injury Update: Philip Rivers injures hand

By on 11/05/2014 12:50:00 PM

The San Diego Chargers' starting quarterback, Philip Rivers, injured his hand against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Chargers' coach, Mike McCoy, told reporters after the 37-0 beating against the Dolphins that the injury does not appear to be serious. The coach said that if the game would have been close, Rivers would have remained in the game, as reported by Igor Mello at

The Chargers' offensive line had a rough game against the Dolphins' pass rush on Sunday to say the least. Rivers was under constant pressure, causing him to have his worst performance this season. The quarterback completed only 12 of 23 passes for 138 yards and three interceptions. Rivers left the game late in the third quarter primarily because the game was out of reach.

Rivers and the Chargers have a bye this week, and it couldn't come at a better time. The quarterback will have an extra week to heal from his believed-to-be-minor hand injury. The Chargers will return to action the following week against the Oakland Raiders.

Every quarterback has a bad game from time to time. Rivers and the team hope this will be the only one for the rest of the season. The veteran quarterback is a tough competitor and I'm sure he can't wait to get back on the field.

Rivers has completed 67% of his passes for 2,351 yards, with 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions in nine games this year.

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