San Diego's bye in Week 10 turned out to be very beneficial for the Chargers, as they were able to return many key players to action in Week 11 against the Raiders. Among others, Manti Te'o, Melvin Ingram and Ryan Mathews all returned from having missed extended time due to injury.
Headed into this Sunday's matchup against the St. Louis Rams, the Chargers are as healthy as they've been since the beginning of the season, and the injury report reflects that. Jahleel Addae, still recovering from a concussion suffered in the Week 8 loss in Denver, participated in full practices on Wednesday and Friday but was held to limited work in Thursday's practice. Another member of the Chargers secondary, cornerback Steve Williams, participated in full practice on both Thursday and Friday and is listed as probable as the second-year corner nurses a hamstring injury.
Rookie nose tackle Ryan Carrethers missed the entire week's worth of practice due to an elbow injury from the home win over Oakland, and he's already been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Rams. Luckily for San Diego, starting nose tackle Sean Lissemore participated fully in all practices this week, and he's likely to return on Sunday after missing last week's game with a quad injury.
Outside linebacker Dwight Freeney enjoyed his usual Wednesday day off from practice, but the vet practiced fully on Thursday and is healthy and ready to go on Sunday.
Making his first appearance on the injury report in what seems like forever is Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers was listed as having a chest injury, but he brushed it off in interviews and didn't miss a snap of practice. It's a good thing he was able to practice fully because he has to get used to a new center, again. Rich Ohrnberger missed every practice this week with a combination of back and ankle injuries, and the former Penn State lineman is questionable to play Sunday. Likely stepping in his place is rookie Chris Watt, who has played well in limited snaps.
Probable: Sean Lissemore, Philip Rivers, Steve Williams
Questionable: Jahleel Addae, Rich Ohrnberger
Out: Ryan Carrethers