Chargers miss key starters at practice

Updated: September 17, 2009, 10:34 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers are inching closer to playing the Baltimore Ravens without three key offensive starters.

Running back LaDainian Tomlinson, center Nick Hardwick and right guard Louis Vasquez all missed their second straight practice on Thursday, decreasing the chance they'll play against the vaunted Ravens defense.

Hardwick and Tomlinson have sprained ankles and Vasquez a sprained knee. On Friday, the team will officially update their status for Sunday's game.

"The odds go against you," coach Norv Turner said. "The guys that practice today have a better chance. For the other guys, their chances go down."


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