The Chargers injury report for Sunday's game against the Ravens is not as long as it has been for pretty much every other game this season:
Name Injury Status
G Orlando Franklin Ankle Out
ILB Manti Te'o Ankle Out
S Eric Weddle Groin Out
OLB Tourek Williams Foot Out
ILB Denzel Perryman Biceps Doubtful
TE Antonio Gates Knee Questionable
NT Sean Lissemore Hamstring Questionable
CB Craig Mager Hamstring Questionable
RB Melvin Gordon Ankle Probable
C Chris Watt Groin Probable
In case you missed the subtitle of our story, that makes seven starters (eight if you count Tourek Williams, who was being counted on as a quality special teams performer) that are dinged up heading to Baltimore.
The offensive line has actually done a really nice job lately in pass protection. Quarterback Philip Rivers has only been sacked four times in his last 127 dropbacks. It's the run blocking that's been a problem, something they'll have to find a way to improve upon on the Inner Harbor.