Despite Concussion, Chargers Quarterback Rivers Returns to Practice

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers walks off the field after failing to convert a 3rd down against the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter at the StubHub Center in Carson on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo by K.C. Alfred/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, two days after he “self-reported concussion symptoms,” coach Anthony Lynn said.

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“As he gets better, his workload will increase,” Lynn said at the team’s practice facility in Costa Mesa, the Hoag Performance Center.

Lynn said he told Rivers “to be honest about this injury.”

“He has been so far, and that’s all you can go on,” Lynn said.

While Lynn said he felt better about Rivers’ chances of playing in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at StubHub Center than he did on Monday, he said the final decision will be made by doctors.

A player is considered to have had limited participation in practice if he takes part in less than 100 percent of his usual repetitions.

Rivers has played every offensive play this season and started every Chargers regular-season game since the start of the 2006 season, 185 consecutive games.

Lynn said on Monday he did not know what play Rivers was injured on during Sunday’s 20-17 overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Rivers was not sacked but was hit five times. He tackled Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye at the Chargers 2-yard line at the end of a 51-yard interception return on what turned out to be the Chargers final offensive play.

— City News Service

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