Banged-up Chargers get back to work



SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seven Chargers players, including six starters, skipped Monday’s light workout. It was the first practice since the Chargers lost to the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night and fell to 4-5.

They took the weekend off and returned mentally refreshed, but Chargers head coach Norv Turner says left guard Kris Dielman won’t be able to return Sunday against Chicago as he continues to recover from a concussion suffered Oct. 23 at the New York Jets.

He wouldn’t rule out any other player — save long-injured defensive end Luis Castillo — heading into the week.

The Chargers’ offensive line was decimated Thursday against Oakland, with left tackle Marcus McNeill (stinger) and right guard Louis Vasquez (ankle) hurt. McNeill saw a neck specialist on Monday and Vasquez was seen in a walking boot. Both players missed Monday’s practice, as did receiver Malcom Floyd (hip), outside linebacker Shaun Phillips (foot), inside linebacker Takeo Spikes (concussion) and cornerback Marcus Gilchrist (undisclosed injury).