The Chargers escaped the game with the following injuries:
Linebacker Carlos Polk (ankle), cornerback Alex Molden (heel), right tackle Vaughn Parker (triceps), and free safety Rogers Beckett (hamstring).
For the Rams, Marshall Faulk was among the injured.
Linebacker Carlos Polk hurt his ankle during the game and did not return. Polk is a key member to special teams and was the tackler on a punt in the first quarter that netted the Rams -7 yards by far the finest punt coverage all season. Polk will be reevaluated later in the week.
Cornerback Alex Molden left midway through the third quarter with a bruised right heel and did not return. He was replaced by rookie Quentin Jammer. Molden forced one fumble on receiver Troy Edwards that was returned for a touchdown by Ryan McNeil. He also contributed 5 tackles.
"I had been battling through it all week and in the third quarter I just aggravated it somehow," said Molden, who was never listed on the injury report. "It flared up to the point that I thought I had torn something. But I'll be back. I'll be all right."
Offensive tackle Vaughn Parker strained a triceps muscle during the game and will be reevaluated later in the week.
Safety Rogers Beckett suffered a strained hamstring in the game Sunday. Beckett was picked on all day by Marc Bulger and the Rams receivers and may feel lucky to have the injury, since his pride is surely wounded after a terrible game. Beckett ended the game with three tackles and no passes defensed.
Rams running back Marshall Faulk left the game in the second quarter, went to the locker room to have his left foot checked and taped. Faulk returned but early in the second half, he went out again with a sprained right ankle. He returned but was finally knocked from the game after aggravating the sprain with 11:25 to play.
"I'm good," Faulk said after the game.
Which injury is worse?
"I don't know," he said laughing. "They both hurt right now."
"Marshall should be all right," Martz said. "He assured me that he'd be all right. He just shows up and plays. I'm not going to worry about it until he tells me I should worry."
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