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Chargers/Titans Injury Report

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Make no mistake about it, this matchup on Christmas is an important game for both the Chargers and the Titans.  There's plenty of bad feelings between the teams, which is a part of it, but mostly it has to do with both teams needing a win to either stay alive in the playoffs or to clinch a playoff bye.  There's also the idea that the Chargers would like nothing more than to take this very long winning streak (now at 9 games) into the playoffs.

With that being said, in important games you can read injury reports a little different.  "Probable" means the guy will play.  "Questionable" means he's a game-time decision, and will play if it's absolutely necessary.  Anything below that and the guy won't be playing.  So even though Shawne Merriman didn't practice all week, him being listed as "Probable" for the game means that he'll be on that field on the first play.  It also means his foot is probably worse than him, or the team, has let on to this point.

The full injury report for both teams is after the jump.

 

 

 

Chargers vs. Titans

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009
           

Chargers

         
           
Player Injury Tuesday Participation Wednesday Participation Thursday Participation* Thursday Status
Kevin Burnett, ILB Neck Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Questionable
Jacques Cesaire, DE Elbow Did Not Participate Limited Participation Limited Participation Questionable
Nick Hardwick, C Ankle Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Questionable
Shawne Merriman, OLB Foot Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Probable
Travis Johnson, DE Groin Did Not Participate Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Legedu Naanee, WR Foot Did Not Participate Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Mike Scifres, P Groin Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
           
* Estimation due to the team conducting a walk-through practice.          
           

Titans

         
           
Player Injury Tuesday Participation Wednesday Participation Thursday Participation Thursday Status
Keith Bulluck, LB Knee Out - Definitely will not play Out - Definitely will not play Out - Definitely will not play Out
Troy Kropog, T Calf   Limited Participation Did Not Participate Out
Nick Harper, CB Shoulder Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Full Participation Questionable
Tony Brown, DT Knee/Quad Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Full Participation Probable
Kyle Vanden Bosch, DE Neck Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Full Participation Probable
Nate Washington, WR Ankle Limited Participation Limited Participation Full Participation Probable
Craig Stevens, TE Concussion Limited Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
           
           
STATUS DEFINITIONS:          
Out - definitely will not play          
Doubtful - at least 75% chance will not play          
Questionable - 50-50 chance will not play          
Probable - virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty