The LA Chargers are playing their second consecutive game on Sunday Night Football in Week 11 as the team will host the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs. In the team's first SNF matchup in Week 10, the Chargers were dealing with a myriad of injuries that made the lineup look like the preseason lineup.
The hope is that the Chargers can get some reinforcements back for this Week 11 matchup against the Chiefs as beating Kansas City with last week's outlook is near-impossible. Let's not fool ourselves and think that the Bolts can win with Joshua Palmer, DeAndre Carter, and a bunch of practice squad players.
Luckily, Chargers fans were given a glimpse of hope with Wednesday's injury report. With there being several more days until the game, perhaps the best possible outcome happened on Wednesday, at least as far as the offense is concerned.
Chargers injury report brings good news for Mike Williams and Keenan Allen in Week 11:
Both Mike Williams and Keenan Allen participated in practice on Wednesday in individual drills. Allen has been dealing with a hamstring injury all season while Williams suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Chargers offense has not been the same without Justin Herbert's main two weapons. Allen has played a total of four quarters (across two different games) this season. Meanwhile, the offense is averaging 18 points per game in the two games without Williams.
Will Keenan Allen play in Week 11 vs Chiefs?
Keenan Allen has not been given an official designation for Week 11's game against the Kansas City Chiefs as of Wednesday. When asked if he was going to play against the Chiefs, Allen's response echoed that of Chargers fans, saying "I hope".
Will Mike Williams play in Week 11 vs Chiefs?
Mike Williams was also asked if he expects to play on Sunday night against the Chiefs. Williams' response can give fans a lot more confidence than Allen's response.
While he did not outright say that he was going to play, Williams' response of "maybe", with the way that he said it, seems to indicate that there is a good chance that he will play. Or at least, that is the hope.
Latest injury update for Joey Bosa:
Chargers fans were also given an update on elite edge rusher Joey Bosa, who has been out since Week 3 with a groin injury. Bosa did not return to practice like Allen and Williams and it appears that his groin injury may take a bit longer to heal than expected.
Brandon Staley did not provide a promising answer when asked when he expects Bosa to return to action. Staley said that it is going to be some time and that he is still multiple weeks away from practicing.
When Bosa first suffered the injury, the Chargers gave a timeline of 8-10 weeks for his return. Week 11 marks eight weeks, and if he is several weeks away from practicing, we could see that timeframe end up being something along the lines of 12-14 weeks at worst.