WEDDLE THE WOLVERINE
Chargers safety Eric Weddle described himself as "half-wolverine" Monday.
He's hoping that will help him heal faster from the groin injury he sustained against the Packers.
The Pro-Bowl safety said he's taking it day-by-day as the team prepares to face the Raiders.
"I'm just trying to get my feet under myself," Weddle said. "It's a long week. A lot of stuff can happen. I'm just going to get the guys ready and try to get myself ready."
If he doesn't see the field Sunday, it will be the first time he's missed a game since 2009.
ALLEN, FRANKLIN OPTIMISTIC
Wide receiver Keenan Allen racked up 157 yards on 14 catches Sunday, with 12 of those receptions coming in the first half. He exited the game in the third quarter after feeling pain in his hip.
Though optimistic he'll play against the Raiders, it remains to be seen how effective he'll be or much he'll play (if at all).
Left guard Orlando Franklin said Monday he's preparing to play against the Raiders. If he does, it will be his first game since exiting the Viking's game because of an ankle injury in Week Three.
It will also be a boost to the offensive line, which missed three starters against the Packers -- Franklin, left tackle King Dunlap and center Chris Watt -- and is employing reserves who are also battling through injuries.
TE'O IN WALKING BOOT
Linebacker Manti Te'o passed through the locker room quickly Monday, but was wearing a walking boot. Te'o injured his right ankle in the Steelers game and did not play against the Packers.
His replacement, rookie Denzel Perryman, notched eight tackles in Green Bay and forced running back Eddie Lacy to fumble the ball after delivering a big hit.