Chargers Week 14 Injury Report: Chargers face few injuries
By Tyler Gallagher
The Los Angeles Chargers, while out of the 2019 postseason picture, have plenty to fight for the rest of the season as they look toward moving into their new home at So-Fi Stadium.
They will seek a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week with the hope of showing growth on the roster.
The Chargers season is lost, but not all hope is lost for this Chargers’ roster. With plenty of talent in the lineup, now is the time where players show if they deserve to be on the roster in 2020.
With plenty on the line against the Jacksonville Jaguars, below is the injury report for each team.
Nick Dzubnar, Linebacker – Questionable (Concussion)
After sustaining a concussion last week, Dzubnar is questionable for this matchup against the Jaguars. While his absence should not significantly impact the game, Dzubnar will want as much time on the field as possible as he fights for a roster spot for next year.
Important Players on IR: Mike Pouncey, Forrest Lamp
Chargers’ opponents’ injuries
Seth DeValve, Tight End – Doubtful (Oblique)
The Jaguars’ starting tight end, DeValve, is likely to miss this weekend’s game against the Chargers. This season, the Jaguars have rarely used tight ends in the passing game, with DeValve only registering six catches for the season.
Backups Ben Koyack and Charles Jones should be able to pick up the slack without too much impact.
Ronnie Harrison, Safety – Questionable (Concussion)
For the past two weeks, Harrison has been absent with a concussion, but he has a chance to return this week after being a limited participant on Friday. He is a major upgrade over his backup, rookie Andrew Wingard. Without Harrison, the Chargers will be able to exploit the Jaguars deep with the explosive Mike Williams.
Important Players on IR: Marquise Lee, Marcell Dareus, Myles Jack
Injury Impact Report
Jacksonville Jaguars injury impact: 4
While the Jaguars are likely to be down their starting tight end and possibly a starting safety, they are in a pretty good place for this point in the season. Harrison’s presence could prove to be important, as there is a major drop-off to Harrison’s backups, and Williams has been torching safeties recently.
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Despite few player absences, the Jaguars are not healthy. Many of their leaders were listed on the injury report this week, including D.J. Chark, Chris Conley, Calais Campbell, and A.J. Bouye. Aggravation of any of these injuries would be major for the Jaguars.
Los Angeles Chargers injury impact: 3
Besides a special teamer’s injury and several players on IR, the Chargers have finally become healthy this season, just a tad too late. Even with two starting offensive linemen on injured reserve, the line’s production from those two positions has not changed much following their injuries.
Thus, the Chargers register their lowest injury impact of the year. Now, despite eyes turning toward next season, it is time for players to show growth and a reason to be on the roster next year. Hopefully, the Chargers will begin to show that growth and rise for a win against the lowly Jaguars.