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Friday, November 4, 2011
Chargers hoping for some health luck

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The San Diego Chargers’ injury report isn’t as dire as it was expected to be earlier in the week.

Running back Ryan Mathews (groin) and receiver Malcom Floyd (hip) are listed as questionable although neither practiced all week. The odds are likely against them both playing, but there is a chance they could be ready Sunday to play against Green Bay.

Linebacker Shaun Philips is doubtful to play with a foot injury. He is missed last week’s game. Expect Antwan Barnes to play a lot again.

Receiver Vincent Jackson (hamstring) and running back Mike Tolbert -- who missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury -- are both probable and expected to play. Tolbert is expected to get a lot of carries with Mathews questionable and backup Curtis Brinkley probable with a concussion.

Meanwhile, the Chargers are doing what road teams usually do –- practice with crowd noise being pumped in. There is expected to be 25,000 to 30,000 Green Bay fans in the stands Sunday when the Packers visit San Diego.