Speaking on his podcast Ekeler’s Edge, Austin Ekeler said, “I like the progress I’ve made so far,” regarding his ankle injury.
Ekeler missed all of practiced last week and was sidelined again to start this week. On his podcast, Ekeler said his injury is a “day-to-day, week to week type of situation,” and that he hopes to be back “sooner than later.” It’s not exactly an optimistic quote from Ekeler as far as his Week 3 status is concerned, but it doesn’t sound like he plans on missing much more time. The Chargers didn’t place Ekeler on injured reserve, which is a signal the team expects him back in no more than four weeks. We’ll see if he gets on the field before the weekend, but if he doesn’t, Joshua Kelley will be the lead back against the Vikings.