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Chargers-Raiders Week 5 Injury Report

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A look at the injury reports of the Chargers and the Oakland Raiders as we head into Week 5 of the season.

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After being added to the injury report last week, rookie linebacker Kyzir White will miss his second straight game with a knee injury. Through three games, all of which he started, White recorded 17 total tackles and one interception. Last week, Jatavis Brown stepped up to the starting position and figures to play a big role once again.

In Sunday's win over the 49ers, both Travis Benjamin and Russell Okung exited early with injuries. Lynn said Benjamin reaggravated a previous foot injury that has kept him on the injury report as questionable for the past three weeks. On Friday, the team declared him out.  

"He's putting a lot of pressure on his foot and he's a speed guy," Lynn said. "It's not like it's a hamstring or an upper body injury. He's got to feel good about it before he gets back out there."

Lynn noted that Okung will be a game-time decision, although he participated in limited practice on Thursday and Friday. If he doesn't play, Sam Tevi likely will be moved to left tackle while Trent Scott could get his first start at right tackle, as Joe Barksdale's game status is doubtful.

Los Angeles Chargers:

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Joe Barksdale OT Knee DNP LP LP Doubtful
Travis Benjamin WR Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Joey Bosa DE Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Russell Okung T Groin DNP LP LP Questionable
Kyzir White LB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out

Like the Bolts, the Raiders will be starting young players at offensive tackle as well after right tackle Donald Penn was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury following last Sunday's game. Other components of Oakland's O-line might be missing, including guard Kelechi Osemele, who was ruled questionable with a knee ailment.

The only player officially marked out for the Raiders is safety Karl Joseph, who was out last week as well with a hamstring injury.

Star running back Marshawn Lynch did not practice on Wednesday due to a shoulder injury, but returned for limited practice for the rest of the week and will be playing Sunday. A huge threat to the Chargers' defense, Lynch has recorded 300 yards on 68 carries with three touchdowns on the season, ranking as the fourth rusher in the league.

Oakland Raiders:

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Karl Joseph S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Marshawn Lynch RB Shoulder DNP LP LP --
Kelechi Osemele G Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Amari Cooper WR Foot LP LP LP --
Rodney Hudson C Ankle LP LP LP --
Maurice Hurst DT Shoulder LP LP LP --
Gabe Jackson G Pectoral LP LP LP --
Kolton Miller T Knee LP LP LP --
Bruce Irvin DE Knee -- LP LP --

Practice Status

  • DNP- Did not participate in practice
  • **LP *- Limited participation in practice
  • **FP *- Full participation
  • *(-) *- Not listed

Game Status

  • Out- Player will not play
  • **Doubtful *- Player is unlikely to play
  • **Questionable *- Player is not certain to play
  • *(-) *- Not listed

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