SAN DIEGO (CBSLA/AP) –– Chargers left tackle King Dunlap has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Miami because of a neck strain.
Rookie D.J. Fluker will start in his place. Fluker moved from right tackle to left tackle after Dunlap was hurt in a loss to Denver last Sunday. Fluker missed practice Friday with an illness but is expected to play against the Dolphins.
Listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report were center Nick Hardwick (neck), linebacker Jarret Johnson (hamstring), safety Jahleel Addae (ankle), fullback Le’Ron McClain (ankle) and wide receiver Eddie Royal (toe).
The Bolts and Dolphins have the same record at 4-5, so Sunday’s game will be crucial for both teams as a playoff tiebreaker would go to the winner of a head-to-head matchup.
CBS2 will broadcast the game at 1 p.m.