As the Los Angeles Chargers gear up for their Week 2 clash against the Tennessee Titans on September 17th, they are dealing with some injury concerns that could impact their game plan. Here’s the latest on the Chargers injury situation:
Chargers Injury Update Following Week 1
Austin Ekeler (RB) – Questionable
Austin Ekeler‘s status is currently up in the air due to an ankle injury. Coach Brandon Staley revealed the concern during a recent update. While he’s officially listed as questionable, the team is hoping he can recover in time to play a significant role against the Titans. Ekeler’s absence would be a significant blow to the Chargers’ offense, given his versatility and playmaking ability. He played a pretty big role in their loss to the Dolphins and is such a huge part of the passing game.
Chris Rumph II (LB) – Questionable
Linebacker Chris Rumph II is also listed as questionable for the upcoming game. His availability will depend on his recovery and ability to participate in practice leading up to the matchup.
Daiyan Henley (LB) – Questionable
Another linebacker, Daiyan Henley, shares the questionable status with Rumph. Like his teammate, Henley’s ability to take the field against the Titans hinges on his progress during practice sessions this week. The third-round rookie has yet to make his debut for the Bolts, and this week would certainly be a good one to do so. The Chargers’ defense would certainly benefit from having both Rumph and Henley available, considering the monster at running back that the Titans have.
Otito Ogbonnia (DT) – Out
Defensive tackle Otito Ogbonnia won’t be suiting up for the game against the Titans. He’s been placed on the reserve/PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list due to a knee issue. His absence will the Chargers’ defensive line rotation, as well as his ability to develop as a player.
Jalen Guyton (WR) – Out
Wide receiver Jalen Guyton has also been placed on the reserve/PUP list due to a knee injury. His unavailability means the Chargers will need other receiving options to step up.
Andrew Trainer (OT) – Injured Reserve
Offensive tackle Andrew Trainer finds himself on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury. His status remains uncertain, and the team is likely taking a cautious approach to his recovery.