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Melvin Gordon questionable, Austin Ekeler out

Oakland Raiders v Los Angeles Chargers

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers is tackled by linebacker Tahir Whitehead #59 of the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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The Chargers still don’t know whether Melvin Gordon will be ready for tomorrow night’s game against the Chiefs.

But they know they’ll be without his replacement.

Running back Austin Ekeler has been declared out, and Gordon has been listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report of the week.

Gordon has missed the last two games with a knee injury, and they’re holding out some degree of hope after he practiced on a limited basis this week. But they also have playoff considerations, so they don’t want to rush him back before he’s ready.

Ekeler (neck/concussion) was backing him up, and his absence means rookies Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome will have bigger roles in a crucial game.