Monday, October 3, 2011
Chargers continue to deal with injuries
By Bill Williamson
It seems like the San Diego Chargers have a new, high-profile injury to deal with every week.
This week is no different.
The injury storyline will focus on star receiver Vincent Jackson. He suffered a leg injury in the Chargers’ win over Miami on Sunday. He had been dealing with an abdomen injury and he suffered the leg injury while compensating for his original injury. San Diego coach Norv Turner indicated he doesn’t think the injury will be overly serious. It will be determined if Jackson can play Sunday at Denver later in the week.
The Chargers expect cornerback Quentin Jammer back this week. He didn’t play against Miami because of a hamstring injury.
Turner said tight end Antonio Gates is making progress from his lingering foot injury that has kept him out of the past two games. I could still see Gates being held out of the Denver game so he can come back. That would include the Oct. 16 bye with about a month’s rest.
In other AFC West nuggets Monday:
San Diego general manager A.J. Smith paid homage to Raiders’ owner Al Davis while assessing his own team after a win over Miami on Sunday.
Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel continued to downplay a heated exchange he had with coach Todd Haley in Sunday’s win in a radio interview.
It is looking like the Raiders won’t face Houston star receiver Andre Johnson on Sunday. He has a hamstring injury.
The NFL officially approved of the Broncos to make their orange jerseys their primary home jersey. It will begin in 2012. The Broncos made the decision to make their orange jerseys (they are currently an “alternative” jersey) several months ago, Denver’s current primary home jersey is dark blue. Now, here’s the real question: Who is going to be the quarterback in orange next year?