Tomlinson, Chargers' Offensive Line Suffer Injuries Despite Win

Neil FerroContributor ISeptember 15, 2009

SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 04:  Running back LaDainian Tomlinson #21 of the San Diego Chargers sits on the sidelines during the game with the San Francisco 49ers on September 4, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The San Diego Chargers saw two of their interior offensive line starters and their feature running back go down with injuries despite a comeback win over the Oakland Raiders Monday night.

Starting center Nick Hardwick and guard Louis Vasquez went down with injuries suffered during the Chargers 24-20 victory. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson injured his right ankle, and was forced to watch the Chargers' mount their comeback from the sidelines.

Coach Norv Turner has said that he does not foresee the three players suiting up for practice Wednesday, leaving their status as starters uncertain for Week Two.

Hardwick's injury necessitated his removal by cart, while Tomlinson and Vasquez's injuries appeared less severe.

Running back Darren Sproles is expected to step into Tomlinson's role as starter if LT is forced to miss the Chargers' next game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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