It looks like San Diego Chargers’ fans will have to wait another game to see if Donald Butler can be the breakout star many predicted him to be.
The Chicago Times is reporting that the middle linebacker is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins with a groin injury. Butler hasn’t played since Oct. 6 against the Oakland Raiders, and has missed each practice this week.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Butler is upbeat that he will be back for the Nov. 10 game against the Denver Broncos.
“It felt good. I want to keep it going,” Butler said. “It’s getting better every day. It’s definitely getting better.”
The 4-3 Chargers, coming off a bye where each other AFC West team won, will likely start Manti Te’o and Andrew Gachkar at middle linebacker. Linebacker Reggie Walker will also likely see some time, spelling Te’o on passing downs.
“Gachkar and Reggie have done an excellent job,” Butler said. “Both of them have stepped up. They have just got to keep doing it against Washington.”
The San Diego Chargers also got good news this week with outside Jarret Johnson returning after also missing the last two games with an injury.
Offensive tackle Mike Remmers is also out of Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. Wide receiver Eddie Royal and guard Chad Rinehart are both questionable with toe injuries.