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King Dunlap Injury: Chargers rookie D.J. Fluker to start at Left Tackle against Dolphins

San Diego Chargers rookie D.J. Fluker, drafted to be a right tackle because all of the good left tackles were off the draft board, will get a chance to prove himself as a potential long-term solution at left tackle against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Jonathan Daniel

San Diego Chargers Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Thu. Fri. Game Status
Jahleel Addae S Ankle LP DNP LP Questionable
King Dunlap T Neck DNP DNP DNP Out
D.J. Fluker T Illness - - DNP Probable
Lawrence Guy DE Toe FP LP FP Probable
Nick Hardwick C Neck DNP DNP LP Questionable
Jarret Johnson OLB Hamstring DNP LP LP Questionable
Ryan Mathews RB Hamstring FP LP FP Probable
Le'Ron McClain FB Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Mike Remmers G-T Ankle FP FP FP Probable
Chad Rinehart G Toe LP FP FP Probable
Eddie Royal WR-KR Toe DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Manti Te'o ILB Elbow FP FP FP Probable

With King Dunlap out,D.J. Fluker will get his first career start at left tackle. He'll be going up against one of the best pass rushes in the league, and the team is already concerned with Dunlap's ability to stay healthy, so it could be disastrous or the first of many games on the left side for the rookie out of Alabama.

Miami Dolphins Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Thu. Fri. Game Status
Nolan Carroll CB Ankle LP LP FP Probable
Chris Clemons S Glute LP LP FP Probable
Dannell Ellerbe LB Knee LP LP FP Probable
Jonathan Freeny LB Shoulder FP FP FP Probable
Don Jones CB Elbow DNP LP LP Questionable
Koa Misi LB Shoulder LP LP FP Probable
Dimitri Patterson CB Groin DNP DNP DNP Out
Paul Soliai DT Knee FP FP FP Probable
Jason Trusnik LB Rib DNP LP LP Questionable
Cameron Wake DE Knee LP LP LP Questionable

It would be huge if Cameron Wake couldn't go for the Dolphins, but I bet all of these guys end up going on Sunday.