D.J. Fluker, Chad Rinehart Not Practicing For Chargers On Wednesday

By Ernie Padaon

Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker (76) prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers got LT King Dunlap back on the field, but now rookie RT D.J. Fluker was not practicing. Is there a rule that they cannot be on the field at the same time? The last time Dunlap was able to play, Fluker was out of the lineup with a concussion. Has anyone ever seen these two people at the same time? Maybe they are the same person.

Fluker is on the sideline and we should get a status on his injury after practice. My guess is that Mike McCoy will say that he got a little dinged up against the Oakland Raiders and he is getting a little bit of a rest for the day.

Starting LG Chad Rinehart is still on the sideline also with a toe injury. Rinehart has been out for a while now and Johnnie Troutman has been starting with Rinehart on the sideline. Troutman has been doing a good job in his absence.

I expect Fluker to be back on the field on Sunday to body slam some Indianapolis Colts. There is no sign of Rinehart’s return coming this week.