D.J. Fluker In Walking Boot After Game in Cincinnati

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker (76) talks in a team huddle prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers rookie RT D.J. Fluker was seen in a walking boot after the Cincinnati game. He has been dealing with some ankle issues this season, but is still expected to be on the field against the Denver Broncos on Sunday:

D.J. Fluker in protective boot after game. Chargers RT has dealt with ankle injury much of season. Played through it. Expected to continue.

— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) January 6, 2014

Fluker has been a big part of the offensive line this season. He has flipped over to the left tackle spot a couple of times this year in order to fill in for King Dunlap.

He has been a big reason in which the Chargers offensive line has been upgraded this season. He has done well at right tackle and has helped open up running lanes for Ryan Mathews and the other backs on the roster.

Fluker will be needed on the field against the Broncos. The Broncos will be without Von Miller on Sunday, but we still need one of our best offensive linemen on the field to manhandle whoever fills in for Miller and the rest of the Denver Broncos defenders. I have no doubt that Fluker will get on the field and play through the pain.