Chargers Injury Update After Beating The Lions

Fluker, Jones both hurt ankles vs. the Lions

The Chargers got through Sunday's 33-28 win over the Lions in relatively good health. The major concerns were offensive guard D.J. Fluker and wide receiver/kick returner Jacoby Jones, who both sustained ankle injuries.

Fluker was taken off the field on a cart in the third quarter but on Monday head coach Mike McCoy confirmed Fluker's ankle is not broken. McCoy would not speculate beyond that, meaning it could be a sprain, muscle tear, ligament tear, tendon tear, deep bone bruise or "other."

If Fluker has to miss substantial time Chris Hairston will likely move in to the starting rotation. He took over for Fluker against the Lions and did a solid job protecting Philip Rivers during San Diego's comeback.

Jones watched the second half of the game from the sidelines and had a walking boot on in the locker room afterwards. It is not believed that he has a break, either. With him out Keenan Allen handled punts while Branden Oliver and Danny Woodhead took over kickoff return duty.

If Jones is out for a while the Chargers could also have rookie defensive back Craig Mager return punts (although Mager is currently nursing a nagging hamstring injury). Mager was a punt returner in college and owns the Texas State record with a 79 yard touchdown.

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