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San Diego Chargers vs Cincinnati Bengals Injury Report

Despite a lengthy injury report, few players are expected to miss Sunday's game between the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals.

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San Diego Chargers Injury Report

Player Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
T King Dunlap Neck DNP LP LP Doubtful
LB Jarret Johnson Hand LP LP LP Questionable
WR Eddie Royal Toe / Chest DNP DNP DNP Questionable
S Darrell Stuckey Concussion DNP DNP FP Questionable
WR Seyi Ajirotutu Hamstring FP FP FP Probable
T D.J. Fluker Knee FP FP LP Probable
TE Antonio Gates Hamstring DNP DNP FP Probable
DE Lawrence Guy Toe FP FP FP Probable
C Nick Hardwick Neck DNP DNP FP Probable
DE Corey Liuget Shin FP FP FP Probable
RB Ryan Mathews Hamstring DNP LP FP Probable
LS Mike Windt Ankle FP FP FP Probable

Well, that's quite a healthy list of unhealthy players, isn't it? I wouldn't count on King Dunlap playing, which is unfortunate, both for his own well-being and because the Chargers will need all the help they can get against the Bengals front 7.

Jarret Johnson has been upgraded from Doubtful last week to Questionable this week; progress, right? Eddie Royal hasn't practiced any of the last 3 weeks but has still seen the field come Sunday, so I imagine he plays. Darrell Stuckey was a full participant on Friday, but who knows how much the Chargers are willing to mess around with a concussion.

Everyone else is listed as Probable, including D.J. Fluker, Antonio Gates, Nick Hardwick and Ryan Mathews. This is good news for the Chargers offense.

Cincinnati Bengals Injury Report

Player Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
G Kevin Zeitler Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
LB Vontaze Burfict Ankle LP Questionable
LB Michael Boley Shoulder LP LP FP Probable
S Chris Crocker Hamstring FP FP LP Probable
P Kevin Huber Lt. Ankle DNP LP LP Probable
LB Rey Maualuga Knee FP FP FP Probable
DT Devon Still Elbow FP FP FP Probable
WR Brandon Tate Ankle DNP Probable

The Bengals aren't nearly as banged-up as the Chargers. Kevin Zeitler being out could help the Chargers' defense. Zeitler has been pretty solid through the first 6 weeks of the season before falling off.  If Vontaze Burfict doesn't play, that could also benefit the Offense.

Everyone else listed Probable should be considered ready to play for Sunday, so their injuries are non-factors.