Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers suffered a concussion in the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, creating some uncertainty if he was to play this week against the Buffalo Bills. Based on various reports that came out after practice on Tuesday however, his odds of playing have shot up.
As relayed by Los Angeles Times reporter Mike DiGiovanna, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn stated that Rivers was able to participate in Tuesday’s practice with the rest of the team.
#Chargers QB Philip Rivers will practice today, coach Anthony Lynn said. Chances of him playing Sunday vs. #Bills are good.— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) November 15, 2017
DiGiovanna clarified in a later tweet that Rivers was a limited participant in Tuesday’s practice. Limited participation in practice is the final step in the concussion protocol.
Rivers concussion was probably sustained on the final play of the game, on a deep pass that was intercepted by A.J. Bouye, by making the tackle on Bouye to prevent a touchdown.
It’s early in the week, but it’s looking like Rivers’ chances of playing on Sunday are pretty good, so the Bills most likely won’t have to face Kellen Clemens after all.