Injury Report: Jags vs. Chargers

San Diego's Bench Will Get A Lot Of Work Sunday

The biggest problem an NFL team can face is TMZ.

But, the second biggest problem an NFL team can face is injuries, which is the plague currently working its black magic on the San Diego Chargers.

The injury report is out for Sunday's home game against Jacksonville. We knew Ryan Mathews and Manti Te'o would not play, that's not a surprise.

But, the Bolts also won't have versatile linebacker Reggie Walker, who's out with an ankle injury. Linebacker Jerry Attaochu is doubtful (that means only a 25-percent chance he'll play), as is center Rich Ohrnberger, who's been really good filling in for Nick Hardwick.

Tight ends Ladarius Green and David Johnson are a 50-50 shot at suiting up. Same for defensive back Jason Verrett. That's a lot of change at only a few positions.

So, who's actually going to play?

The Bolts are already thin at outside linebacker, with Melvin Ingram out until at least November. The veterans, Dwight Freeney and Jarret Johnson, will have to play a lot of snaps. They'll be backed up Tourek Williams, who's in his second year, and Cordarro Law, the rookie they just brought up from the practice squad who spent the last two seasons with Calgary in the Canadian Football League.

Kavell Conner will start next to Donald Butler on the inside, with Andrew Gachkar and the freshly signed Kevin Reddick ready to launch on Alert 5.

Another huge concern is at center. It's looking like either Johnnie Troutman, who worked at center in the pre-season but has never started a game there; Chris Watt, a rookie from Notre Dame who was a guard in college; or Doug Legursky, the former Steelers center who was signed after Hardwick went on injured reserve, will get the start.

If there's a positive in any of this, it's Philip Rivers. He's worked with less before and pulled out wins. Add in the fact they're playing the 0-3 Jaguars, and if a team had to choose a week for a rash of injuries, this would be the one to pick.

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