Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown is back with the team. Hear what he said after his first practice in the video above.
Chargers guard D.J. Fluker practiced for the first time in three weeks Wednesday, after sustaining two concussions in the span of five days (his most recent one being Nov. 22 against the Kansas City Chiefs.)
“I think the most recent one was the worst one,” said Fluker, who has suffered four concussions since being signed by the Chargers as a first-round draft pick in 2013.
The 340-pound lineman said he felt a burning, tingling sensation throughout his entire body after the last concussion, calling it “scary” and admitting he knew something was wrong and that he needed to “chill out,” especially when the sensation lasted for several plays.
“I love football,” Fluker said. “I can play through an ankle injury, hurt, whatever. Playing with my brain [unresponsive] is a whole different subject.”
Fluker practiced in full Wednesday. He said he hopes to play Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium
Quarterback Philip Rivers was limited in practice with a foot injury, but indicated it’s not serious and that he will play Sunday.
Besides Rivers, left tackle King Dunlap (ankle) returned to practice and was limited; ILB Manti Te’o was also limited, listed as a non-injury.
Five players did not practice Wednesday: DE Corey Liuget (foot); NT Sean Lissemore (shoulder); WR Dontrelle Inman (neck); WR Stevie Johnson (foot); and CB Brandon Flowers (knee).