Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Chargers injury problems persist
By Bill Williamson
The San Diego Chargers’ offensive line issues may continue this weekend.
After guard Kris Dielman was put on the injured reserve with a concussion, fellow guard Louis Vasquez (ankle) and left tackle Marcus McNeill (stinger) didn’t practice Wednesday as the 4-5 Chargers open the practice week to prepare to play at Chicago on Sunday. Dielman’s replacement, Tyronne Green, didn’t practice Wednesday because of a hand injury. Newly signed Tony Moll could start at guard.
In addition to the Chargers problems on the offensive line, other players who didn’t practice Wednesday include receiver Malcom Floyd (hip), defensive tackle Antonio Garay (hip), cornerback Marcus Gilchrist (hamstring) and linebacker Shaun Phillips (foot). Both Phillips and Floyd have been out for several weeks.
The San Diego Union Tribune reports it is not expected that Floyd or McNeill plays Sunday.
In other AFC West news Wednesday evening:
UPDATED NOTES: Kansas City tackle Branden Albert was reportedly one of the professional athletes who were present early Tuesday morning at a New York nightclub when a fatal shooting occurred.
The San Diego Union Tribune has a projected starting offensive line for the Chargers at Chicago due to three starters being injured. Warring, San Diego fans, it’s not ideal.
Denver quarterback Tim Tebow is opting not to judge some extra-zealous fans.