SAN DIEGO — This is the last thing the Chargers’ battered offensive line needs.
Guard Louis Vasquez has left the game with an injury. He joins guard Kris Dielman (who is missing his third game with a concussion) and left tackle Marcus McNeill on the San Diego sideline. McNeill suffered a stinger early in Thursday's game against Oakland and he is doubtful to return.
There is no word on the extent of Vasquez's injury, but it looked like an ankle issue. Backup center Scott Mruczkowski is playing for Vasquez.
The Raiders have been harassing San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers all night.
Yet the Chargers got hot after Vasquez’s injury and just cut Oakland’s lead to 17-10 on a beautiful pass play from Rivers to rookie Vincent Brown.
UPDATE: The Chargers announced Vasquez is doubtful to return with an ankle injury.
UPDATE: The Chargers announced linebacker Takeo Spikes is out with a concussion.