The San Diego Chargers will once again be without their top overall draft pick, Joey Bosa, as the team eases him back from a hamstring injury.
#Chargers Injury Report for #SDvsIND— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) September 23, 2016
-Gates (hamstring): doubtful
-Bosa (hamstring): out
-Franklin (hamstring): questionable pic.twitter.com/skkcjNyaqg
Something just as noteworthy, the team will most likely be without its future Hall of Fame tight end, Antonio Gates. Gates is dealing with a hamstring injury of his own and is listed as doubtful for the 1:25 PST kickoff against the Colts in Indianapolis this Sunday. Rookie tight end Hunter Henry should see a hefty amount of snaps in Gates absence. Henry has excelled in the running game so far this season, however, he has been able to fully demonstrate his pass catching abilities. Look for that to change this week.
Safety Jahleel Addae is listed as out for this week. This is not a surprise considering he just had surgery to repair a fractured clavicle suffered in the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.
Starting left guard Orlando Franklin is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. Franklin was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was able to practice in full today.
Also on the injury report are left tackle King Dunlap (illness) and Tyrell Williams (shoulder). Dunlap was limited in practice on Wednesday but has since practiced in full. Tyrell has been a full participant all week, so it should be safe to assume he will be ready to go on game day.