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Chargers scrambling for answers with OL injuries

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SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 2: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 2, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers lost to the Bengals 20-13. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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They’ve got a coach who everyone wants fired, and a quarterback who can’t stay upright long enough to lead the comebacks he used to.

So naturally, the 4-8 Chargers have even more obstacles to overcome.

According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, Chargers coach Norv Turner said Monday that he doesn’t expect left tackle Michael Harris (ankle) or right tackle Jeromey Clary (knee) or left guard Tyronne Green (hamstring) to be available Sunday against the Steelers.

That leaves Kevin Haslam as the only healthy tackle on the roster, and describing him as a journeyman is charitable. He’s played in six games in his career, after entering the league an undrafted rookie from Rutgers.

Asked where the rash of injuries leaves the team, Turner replied: “That’s the mystery.”

The mystery might be how many quarterbacks they sign, since Charlie Whitehurst is the only backup to Philip Rivers, and they might burn through several of those as well.