- Aug 21, 2006
From USA Today Inside Slant
—LT Marcus McNeill underwent surgery Monday to insert a pin in his broken right hand; he aggravated the injury against the 49ers. McNeill will wear a heavy pad in practice and play on Sunday, according to the club. McNeill underwent a similar procedure when breaking his left hand during the preseason.
—LT Roman Oben (foot) is eligible to come off the PUP list and start practicing if the club chooses.
—S Bhawoh Jue (knee) could be eased into practice this week.
—RT Shane Olivea (knee) appears to have dodged a close call with a serious injury. He got tangled up in a pile at Sunday's game and had to be helped from the field. But the Chargers are saying he will practice this week.
—Rookie QB Charlie Whitehurst took his first NFL snap and it was a kneel-down to end Sunday's game. Whitehurst has held off veteran Billy Volek for the backup job.
—ILB Tim Dobbins will be nursing sore ribs this week. Dobbins is a key special teams player and could be a future starter.