Friday, November 25, 2011
Chargers, Raiders have injury questions
By Bill Williamson
The San Diego Chargers got good injury news when running back Ryan Mathews practiced fully for the first time this week with a knee injury. He is probable to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos. San Diego linebacker Shaun Philips is listed as questionable to play Sunday. He has been out for several weeks with a foot injury. He is expected to play in passing situations Sunday.
As expected, receiver Malcom Floyd (hip) and tackle Marcus McNeill (neck) have been ruled out of the game. Guard Louis Vasquez (ankle) and key backup Tyronne Green (hand) are doubtful. Denver doesn’t have any major injury concerns.
For the Oakland Raiders, receiver Jacoby Ford (foot), running back Darren McFadden (foot) and defensive end Jarvis Moss (hamstring) have been ruled out of Sunday’s home game against the Chicago Bears. All three were expected to be out.
Oakland has several players who are questionable to play, including receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (neck), defensive lineman Richard Seymour (knee), receiver Denarius Moore (foot), safety Michael Huff (ankle), defensive end Lamarr Houston (knee) and running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring). The Oakland Tribune reports that Heyward-Bey has a better chance to play than Moore.