Chargers RB Austin Ekeler aggravated a neck issue Sunday and appears in doubt for Thursday night's game against the Chiefs. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Ekeler will need further testing on the area, which had experienced "stingers" in recent weeks. The short turnaround for Week 15 obviously makes things more difficult. The Chargers might get Melvin Gordon back from his knee injury for that game. If not, they'd have to turn to rookie Justin Jackson as the backfield starter. Jackson hit Sunday still available in 57% of ESPN leagues.
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler will play through his broken hand today vs. the Jets, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. But he'll only play on special teams. Branden Oliver will assume #2 RB duties, but Melvin Gordon will dominate backfield touches.
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler will miss the rest of the season with a broken hand suffered in Saturday night's loss to the Chiefs. The rookie averaged 5.1 carries and 2.8 targets over the past 8 games. The majority of that action figures to go to RB Melvin Gordon over the final 2 weeks. Branden Oliver will step in as the #2 RB.
Update: HC Anthony Lynn said Monday that Ekeler could play the final 2 games of the season with a cast on his broken hand. He obviously wouldn't be an asset in the passing game, though.