Friday, September 28, 2012
Chargers LT Gaither might play Sunday
By Bill Williamson
San Diego left tackle Jared Gaither practiced fully Friday after being limited all week. He is questionable to play Sunday at Kansas City. Gaither has been out since late July with a back injury.
Gaither told U-T San Diego he is ready to play. But he will be a game-time decision. Thursday, San Diego coach Norv Turner said it would be very difficult for Gaither to play. I think it will come down to if the Chargers feel like Gather can quickly shake off the rust.
San Diego kicker Nate Kaeding suffered a groin injury and was listed as questionable on Friday.
Update: U-T San Diego is reporting Nick Novak has been signed and he will kick for Kaeding at Kansas City. Novak was cut earlier this month. He kicked for the Chargers last season after Kaeding tore his ACL.
In other AFC West injury news:
Even though he practiced on a limited basis for the first time since breaking his forearm in mid-August, Denver standout guard Chris Kuper is listed as doubtful to play Sunday against Oakland. I’d think Kuper has a good chance to play next week at New England.
Denver running back Willis McGahee is probable with a rib injury that kept him out of practice Wednesday. Linebacker Nate Irving (concussion) is doubtful, and safely Quentin Carter (knee) is out.
For Oakland, receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) is doubtful after not practicing all week. Kicker Sebastian Janikowski (groin) is probable after being limited all week. Running back Darren McFadden practiced fully Friday for the first time this week and is probable with a shoulder injury. Tight end Brandon Myers (concussion) has been limited all week, and tight end Richard Gordon practiced fully Friday after not practicing earlier this week with a hamstring injury. They are both listed as questionable.