Chargers' health woes continue

The San Diego Chargers’ injury situation did not improve Thursday.

Receiver Vincent Jackson joined the five key players who did not practice Wednesday on the sideline Thursday. Friday will be a crucial day for all of them pertaining to their chances of playing against visiting Kansas City on Sunday.

Along with Jackson, tight end Antonio Gates (foot), running back Mike Tolbert (calf), safety Bob Sanders (knee), defensive end Corey Liuget (ankle) and receiver Malcom Floyd (groin) didn’t practice for the second straight day.

The San Diego Union Tribune reported Thursday that Jackson will play against the Chiefs, but the other players are less certain.

It’s too early for Chargers’ fans to panic about these players’ availability on Sunday. But after this team suffered a string of injuries (Gates and Floyd were among those who were injured often last season) this news has to be a tad unsettling.