Chargers QB Philip Rivers, who missed practice Wednesday, is battling a back injury that is bigger than people realize, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 18, 2014
Want to clarify, @AdamSchefter reporting back injury is more significant issue than rib injury for Philip Rivers.
— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) December 18, 2014
Every single injury on the Chargers sucks… every one. But, they’re all noise compared to this. Sure, Magic Mike and Philip Rivers both say they expect him to play on Saturday night, but I’m telling you… the Chargers ALWAYS have a chance with Daddy Giraffe on the field. Without him, they’re toast. You can’t say that about any other player on the team. But hey, Rivers is tough as nails and let’s hope Schefty’s source is exaggerating.
Local SD media scooped by Schefty on this severity of Rivers’ back injury? Bet they’re thrilled. Think Magic Mike is now on a mole hunt?
— Brady Phelps (@LobShots) December 18, 2014
Total side plot to all this is the local media getting scooped.