Johnnie Troutman, who is in his third season in the NFL out of Penn State, is listed as Fluker's backup on the unofficial depth chart.
Fluker had to be carted off the field. He sustained the injury when his leg was rolled on. He will receive an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. X-rays on the ankle were negative.
Troutman was the team's starter at the position, and in the aftermath of his injury, San Diego shifted
“That’s the plan right now,” Telesco said. "We think he has the ability to probably play a couple different spots, but right now that’s the plan, to leave him out there. He was a little uneven at times I think earlier in the year, not so much physical-wise, but more technique. But he had some games late in the year that he showed exactly what he could do, which is he can pass-protect on the right side.
"We know he’s a great run-blocker. He can move people. He has great effort getting out to the second level. His enthusiasm in the run game, you can see that on tape and you can see that live. But in pass protection he can do it out there, there’s no doubt."
Telesco acknowledged that the team's plans for Fluker could change later in the offseason but that the Chargers aren't looking at playing Fluker anywhere but right tackle. The team's offensive line coach said earlier in February that the team hadn't decided whether to move him inside to guard.
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“We’re still in some discussion phase there, so I’d rather wait on that,” D’Alesandris said. “We think we see some things, but we want to make sure. It’s going to be a lot of decision making between now and OTAs, and after OTAs.”
Fluker has started 31 of 32 games since entering the league.
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