The Chargers have released the injury report for their Week 12 contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bolts are hoping to win their first game on the road in 2015. Although there are a couple of big names who won’t play or may not play, the team is getting relatively healthier.
- D.J. Fluker OG (Concussion)
- King Dunlap OT (Ankle)
- Sean Lissemore DL (Concussion)
- Corey Liuget DL (Foot)
- Jahleel Addae SS (Concussion)
- Antonio Gates TE (Hip)
- Ladarius Green TE (Ankle)
- Malcom Floyd WR (Shoulder)
- Manti Te’o ILB (Ankle)
- Eric Weddle FS (Groin)
For what seems like an every-week tradition, the Chargers will be without two starting offensive linemen (Fluker, Dunlap).
The Fluker situation is a bit scary, seeing as he suffered two concussions in only five days. The former first-round pick has had concussion problems in the past. The long-term ramifications of the most recent head trauma is unknown at this time.
Kenny Wiggins is expected to step in and replace Fluker at right guard.
Left tackle Dunlap is going to miss another game due to an ankle ailment. He has been off and on the injury list all of 2015. Though reserve lineman Chris Hairston has filled in admirably, he does not compare to healthy Dunlap.
Defensive end Corey Liuget is listed as questionable, and he may miss another game after leaving the loss against the Ravens in a walking boot. Due to the fact that he is the team’s best defensive lineman, the front seven has been struggling without Liuget in the lineup. Actually, fact of the matter is, the front seven has struggled even when he is in the lineup.
The fact that wide receiver Malcom Floyd is listed as probably goes a long way in showing how much this team means to the veteran.
After tearing his labrum against the Bears, Floyd has pushed through the injury, and it appears as though he’ll be ready to go. M-80 has been quoted as saying that he does have full range of motion, but he will need to be careful to not land on his injured shoulder.
Although the team is headed in the right direction health-wise, the same cannot be said for their performance on the field. The team is looking for its first victory in its last seven games.