Marcus Spears strains groin

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Defensive end Marcus Spears' night was cut short after suffering a left groin strain on San Diego’s first touchdown Sunday night.

Spears was in a T-shirt and shorts at the end of the game but was walking without any noticable problem. He said the injury occurred as he attempted to pressure Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers before the touchdown throw to tight end Randy McMichael when he got his foot stuck in the ground.

“Just a little strain,” Spears said. “Nothing too serious.”

But Spears said he was not sure he would be able to play Saturday at Minnesota. Spears started at left defensive end over Igor Olshansky, with Kenyon Coleman occupying Spears’ normal spot. Defensive end Jason Hatcher did not play against San Diego because of a toe injury.