Chargers RB Austin Ekeler still dealing with a stinger

Yesterday, we wrote that Chargers running back Austin Ekeler aggravated a neck injury. Ekeler got banged up on an onside kick attempt late in the fourth quarter. It wasn’t certain on what the injury was at first, but it appears like it was the same stinger that limited him at a practice last month. He didn’t play on the team’s final offensive drive. Today, the status of Ekeler was updated, per ESPN’s Eric Williams.

According to Williams, Chargers announce Austin Ekeler was evaluated for a stinger neck injury and also evaluated for concussion in the tent on the field Sunday. Ekeler was cleared for a concussion and is not in concussion protocol. He is day to day.

Related players: Justin Jackson, Melvin Gordon

Fantasy Impact: 

Ekeler and Gordon both didn't practice on Monday leading up to Thursday night's game against the Chiefs. Gordon seems to have a better chance to play at this point, at least according to reports, but a lot still seems up in the air. Obviously if both can't suit up, Jackson would become the workhorse back, but this may not sort itself out until 90 minutes before the game.

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