That player is wide receiver Malcolm Floyd who suffered a torn labrum in the team’s loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
The loss of Floyd, combined with the season-ending injury to Keenan Allen, has stretched the depth of the receiving corps pretty thin, but the team is gaining health in other departments.
Left tackle King Dunlap and left guard Orlando Franklin are both listed as probable and were full participants in practice Thursday and Friday.
Dunlap has been able to play in only five games this season due to a concussion and an ankle injury. He last played since the team’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 1.
Franklin has suited up four times this season, the last time being against the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 25. He’s been dealing with ankle and knee injuries.
The defense will also get some relief from the injury bug.
Defensive back Jason Verrett was a full participant in practice all week and is listed as probable after dealing with a groin injury suffered against the Bears.
Manti Te’o is also listed as probable as he looks to get back on the field for the first time since suffering an ankle injury Oct. 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The team definitely reaped the rewards of the bye week, but they still couldn’t stay completely healthy, as right guard D.J. Fluker suffered a concussion in Wednesday’s practice and is listed as questionable after not practicing Thursday and Friday.
Here’s a full breakdown of the Chargers’ Week 11 injury report courtesy of Chargers.com.
|Antonio Gates||TE||Knee, Hip||LP||DNP||LP||Questionable|