Is Austin Ekeler playing this week? (Latest injury update for Raiders vs. Chargers in NFL Week 4)

The latest injury update for Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Austin Ekeler has officially been ruled OUT vs the Las Vegas Raiders.

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler has returned to practice this week on a limited basis, but he will not play against the Las Vegas Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ekeler has missed the Chargers last two games with an ankle injury, and it appears the team will use the bye week before having him return.

If he can practice again on Friday, he should be listed at least as questionable against Las Vegas.

Austin Ekeler injury status for Week 4 game against Las Vegas Raiders

Austin Ekeler is listed as doubtful for Week 4 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Best Austin Ekeler prop bet if he plays in Week 4 against the Raiders

Joshua Kelley anytime touchdown scorer

While he hasn't looked good the last few weeks, Joshua Kelley is the best bet to find the end zone on the ground for the Chargers.

Kelley had over 100 rushing yards and a score in Week 1, but since then he's only racked up 51 rushing yards on 24 carries.

The bright side? He's still seen double-digit carries in both games without Ekeler despite his ineffectiveness. As long as that continues, the Chargers running back should have a shot to find the end zone.

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Austin Ekeler injury history

Ekeler has missed the last two games for the Chargers. He’s dealt with injuries in his career, but most haven’t been long-term issues.

  • Dec. 2017: Hand Wrist Fracture – played through injury for rest of season
  • Dec. 2018: Cervical Neck Stinger – missed two games
  • Dec. 2018: Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 – missed two games
  • Oct. 2020: Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 – placed on IR, missed six games
  • Jan. 2021: Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 – missed rest of season finale
  • 2021: Dealt with Hip and Ankle issues but did not miss time

When is Austin Ekeler coming back?

Ekeler's next chance to play would be against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football in Week 6. The Chargers are on the bye in Week 5.

Los Angeles Chargers next 5 opponents

  • Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Oct. 16
  • Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Chicago Bears, Sunday, Oct. 29
  • New York Jets, Monday, Nov. 6
  • Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 12

Los Angeles Chargers injury report

  • Joey Bosa – Doubtful
  • Alohi Gilman – Questionable
  • Derwin James – Doubtful
  • Corey Linsley – Out
  • Khalil Mack – DNP Thursday
  • Austin Ekeler – Doubtful
  • Deane Leonard – Doubtful
  • JT Woods – Questionable

Las Vegas Raiders injury report

  • Jimmy Garoppolo – Questionable
  • Malcolm Koonce – Questionable
  • Curtis Bolton – Out
  • Maxx Crosby – Questionable
  • Roderic Teamer – Questionable

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