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.

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With Ekeler out for Week 16, the Chargers will give a lot of carries to Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley and Larry Roundtree.

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However, it’s unlikely the committee will be able to fill the void left by Ekeler’s absence.

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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.