LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Chargers star running back Austin Ekeler won’t be suiting up for the Bolts when they square off against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Ekeler, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, announced on his Instagram page on Saturday that he was not making the trip with the team to Houston after testing positive for COVID-19.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie Claimed 'Responsibility' For Gabby Petito's Death In Notebook, FBI says
With Ekeler out for Week 16, the Chargers will give a lot of carries to Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley and Larry Roundtree.READ MORE: VP Kamala Harris Visits San Bernardino To Tout $600M In Wildfire Recovery Money For Calif.
However, it’s unlikely the committee will be able to fill the void left by Ekeler’s absence.MORE NEWS: Ancient Cuneiform Stone Tablet, Rare Old Babylonian Prism Returned To Republic Of Iraq
He leads the Chargers with 789 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns t0 go along with 62 receptions for 558 yards and seven touchdowns. Ekeler was selected as a second alternate for the Pro Bowl, the league announced Wednesday.