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Austin Ekeler out, CJ Stroud, Amari Cooper questionable, Chase Young cleared

Scroll down for Saturday injury updates from around the NFL.

The Los Angeles Chargers offense won’t be at full strength on Sunday as star running back Austin Ekeler has been ruled out for the game against the Tennessee Titans. Ekeler injured his ankle in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins and was not present at practice on Friday.

Over the past two seasons, he has collected a total of 38 touchdowns. The 28-year-old led the NFL with 18 touchdowns last season, setting career highs in rushing yards (915), receptions (107) and receiving yards (722). His 20 touchdowns in 2021 also led the NFL. His absence has the potential to be felt even more Sunday, as Tennessee had the league’s best defense last year.

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler is out. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

The Chargers could be without another key player in the hunt for their first win of the season, with defensive end Joey Bosa listed as questionable. Bosa was at training on Friday, but did not fully participate. He was limited last season by a groin injury that required surgery, and the hope was he could pick up where he left off. He posted double-digit scoring seasons in four of his first six years in the league.

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Ekeler and Bosa may not be the only significant absences for the Chargers Sunday. Keep reading for each team’s injury designations for Week 2:

Week 2 Friday injury reports

Los Angeles Chargers

RB Austin Ekeler (ankle): Out after missing practice

OLB Joey Bosa (hamstring): Questionable

LB Eric Kendricks (hamstring/personal reasons): Questionable

LB Daiyan Henley (hamstring): Questionable

LB Chris Rumph II (hamstring): Questionable

DE Chase Young (neck): Ready to play

WR Curtis Samuel (hip): Ready to play

DB Jartavius ​​​​Martin (concussion): Off

TE Travis Kelce (bone bruise): Questionable, expected to play per head coach Andy Reid

DE Chris Jones (return from holdout): Expected to play

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness): Questionable

QB CJ Stroud (shoulder): Questionable

OT Laremy Tunsil (knee): Questionable

LB Neville Hewitt (illness): Questionable

S Jalen Pitre (chest): Out

S Jimmie Ward (hip): Out

WR Amari Cooper questionable, aggravated groin in practice

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S Juan Thornhill (calf) questionable

TE Mark Andrews (quad): Questionable

OT Ronnie Stanley (knee): Out

C Tyler Linderbaum (ankle): Out

CB Marlon Humphrey (knee): Out

S Marcus Williams (chest): Out

Denver Broncos:

TE Greg Dulcich (hamstring): Out

OLB Frank Clark (hip): Out

WR Jerry Jeudy (hamstring): No injury designation, expected to play

RB Aaron Jones (hamstring): Questionable

WR Christian Watson (hamstring): Questionable

LT David Bakhtiari (knee): Questionable

LB Quay Walker (concussion): Questionable

Miami Dolphins

RB Raheem Mostert (knee): Expected to play

OT Terron armrest (back/ankle/knee): questionable

WR Brandin Cooks (knee): Game time decision, per Jerry Jones

OL Tyler Smith (hamstring): Probably won’t play, according to Jones

WR Puka Nacua (oblique): Doubtful

Cornerback Samuel Womack (knee): Out

LB Markus Bailey (knee): Questionable

RB Chris Evans (hamstring): Questionable

DE Joseph Ossai (ankle): Questionable

WR Jakobi Meyers (concussion): Out

DE Chandler Jones (personal): Out

RB Zack Moss (forearm): Participant in full practice, no designation for game day

G Quenton Nelson (toe): Questionable

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TE Drew Ogletree (concussion): Questionable

Tennessee titans

WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle): Questionable

TE Darren Waller (hamstring): No injury indication

OT Andrew Thomas (hamstring): Questionable

WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee): Questionable

LB Azeez Ojulari (hamstring) is questionable

OT Taylor Moton (biceps): Limited at estimated practice (Friday walkthrough)

WR DJ Chark (hamstring): Limited

CB Jaycee Horn (hamstring): Out

OG Brandon Scherff (ankle): Expected to play

C Luke Fortner (ankle): Expected to play

OT Taylor Decker (ankle): Long shot to play, per head coach Dan Campbell

DE Josh Paschal (unspecified practice injury): Missed practice Friday

DB Emmanuel Moseley (knee/hamstring): Probably won’t play, according to Campbell

RB Breece Hall: Will continue counting pitches in return for ACL injury, according to head coach Robert Saleh

K Greg Zuerlein (groin): Questionable

DB Josh Blackwell (hamstring): Questionable

CB Carlton Davis (toe): Out

DL Calijah Kancey (calf): Out

LB SirVocea Dennis (hamstring): Out

S Christian Izien (concussion): doubtful

LB Troy Andersen (concussion): Out

CB Jeff Okudah (foot): Out

S Budda Baker (hamstring): Questionable

OL Kelvin Beachum (hand): Questionable

DL Leki Fotu (shoulder): Doubtful

LB Josh Woods (ankle): Out

DL LJ Collier (biceps): Out

S Jamal Adams (knee): Out

T Charles Cross (toe): Out

DE Mike Morris (shoulder): Out

LB Boye Mafe (knee): Questionable

LB Devin Bush (shoulder): Questionable

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