Austin Ekeler

#30 RB / L.A. Chargers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 lb Age: 25 College: Western State (Colo.) Bye 6

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    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Set to resume practicing

    Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is slated to practice Wednesday after the Los Angeles Chargers designated him to return from injured reserve, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.The Chargers will have a 21-day window to place the running back on their active roster. Though his imminent return to work is a positive development, coach Anthony Lynn isn't sure at this stage if Ekeler will suit up Sunday against the Bills. With Justin Jackson (knee) on IR, Kalen Ballage has headed the Los Angeles backfield over the past three games.

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    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Will practice this week

    The Los Angeles Chargers will designate Austin Ekeler (hamstring) to return from injured reserve this week, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.Ekeler has been on injured reserve since suffering a severe hamstring injury in Week 4 against the Buccaneers. A return to practice this week means that the 25-year-old running back may be ready to play in this Sunday's game against the Bills, although the team is still being coy about his timeline. His 21-day evaluation window to be activated from IR will begin once Ekeler takes the practice field with his teammates.

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    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Week 12 return expected

    Daniel Popper of The Athletic expects Austin Ekeler (hamstring/knee) to return in Week 12.Ekeler has progressed to straight-line running in his recovery and, barring a setback, could be back in two weeks against the Bills. A Week 12 return would represent an eight-week layoff since the running back got hurt against the Buccaneers in Week 4. With fellow RB Justin Jackson (knee) also sidelined, Troymaine Pope (neck), Joshua Kelley and practice squad call-up Kalen Ballage should continue to split reps in the Los Angeles Chargers backfield while Ekeler recovers.

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    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Progresses to running

    Austin Ekeler (hamstring/knee) has progressed to straight-line running, per the running back's personal Instagram.Ekeler has been sidelined since suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain and hyperextended knee in his left leg Week 4. Expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks, the latter end of that timetable coincides with this Sunday, but the Los Angeles Chargers have yet to open his 21-day window to be activated from IR. Still, because Ekeler noted "the time draws near" in his social media post, he appears to be closing in on his return to action.

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    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Not close to return

    Coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday that Austin Ekeler (hamstring) will be back "later rather than sooner," Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.Ekeler remains without an official timetable to return from his hamstring injury, which Lynn called "very serious." The versatile running back is eligible to return from injured reserve as soon as the Los Angeles Chargers' Week 8 matchup in Denver, but Lynn's comments hint that Ekeler is likely trending toward a return at the latter end of his estimated 4-to-6-week recovery period. In the meantime, Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley will continue to spearhead Los Angeles' rushing attack.

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    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Lands on IR

    The Los Angeles Chargers placed Austin Ekeler on injured reserve Friday.Ekeler will thus miss at least three games, meaning that he won't be back any sooner than the Chargers' Week 8 tilt against the Jaguars. That's of course a best-case scenario, and it's quite possible Ekeler remains on IR beyond that, given that original estimates pegged his anticipated recovery timetable in the 4-to-6-week range. In Ekeler's absence, Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson will head the team's backfield, with one of Kalen Ballage, Troymaine Pope or Darius Bradwell a candidate to be promoted from the team's practice squad in advance of Monday's game against the Saints to offer additional support.

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    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Will miss at least one game

    Coach Anthony Lynn confirmed Thursday that Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is out for Monday night's game against the Saints, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.Lynn added that the Los Angeles Chargers haven't yet decided if Ekeler will be placed on IR, which implies that there's at least some hope that the running back could potentially beat the estimated four-to-six week timetable that was previously reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN. In Ekeler's absence, Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson will head the team's backfield.

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    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks

    Austin Ekeler is expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks due to a hamstring injury and a hyperextended knee, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Ekeler's hamstring issue is a Grade 2 strain. The every-down back will seek a second medical opinion, but at this time it looks like he'll be placed on IR and remain sidelined until at least November. In the meantime, Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson will handle the bulk of Los Angeles' carries.

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    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Likely for injured reserve

    Austin Ekeler is expected to land on IR after suffering a "serious" hamstring injury during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.Rapoport notes that the Los Angeles Chargers won't finalize any decisions until the full results of Ekeler's medical evaluation have been revealed, but at this point it would be surprising to see the do-it-all running back avoid a multi-game absence. Though Ekeler may need to spend more than the three-week minimum on IR, it looks like he's expected to make a return later during the regular season. In the meantime, Los Angeles will roll with Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson out of the backfield, while Darius Bradwell is a likely candidate to be promoted from the practice squad.

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    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: In line for multi-game absence

    Austin Ekeler is slated to miss multiple weeks due to the hamstring injury and hyperextended knee that he suffered during Sunday's 38-31 defeat at Tampa Bay, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.In the wake of a first-quarter hit, Ekeler was in significant pain and couldn't put any weight on his left leg in his attempts to get off the field. He required a cart to get to the locker room and didn't make another appearance, and after the game he needed crutches and was wearing a brace on the leg. Looking ahead, the Los Angeles Chargers play five more games before a Week 10 bye, so there isn't a respite for Ekeler in the immediate future. In the meantime, the team will need to make due with Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson out of the backfield.