Ladarius Green suffers second concussion in two weeks

SAN DIEGO – Tight end Ladarius Green was listed as a limited participant on the San Diego Chargers' injury report for Wednesday after suffering his second concussion in two weeks.

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy told reporters that Green was treated for concussion-like symptoms on Tuesday from a head injury he suffered during last weekend’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“Like any player on our football team, we’re going to be cautious with that,” McCoy said. “He’ll go through the normal protocol, and he’ll go through the evaluations the rest of the week. And we’ll go from there. He’ll have an NFL neurologist look at him like every other NFL player would at this point in time come later in the week.”

Green also suffered a concussion in a Wednesday practice leading up to San Diego’s season opener against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 13.

Green was cleared to play in that contest, and through two games has filled in nicely for starting tight end Antonio Gates, who’s out the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Green is third on the team in receptions with 10, going for 121 yards and a touchdown.

The Chargers have just two healthy tight ends on the roster in David Johnson and John Phillips. McCoy also could elevate Alex Bayer from the practice squad to the active roster for improved depth.

Three of San Diego’s projected starting offensive linemen at the beginning of the season also did not practice on Wednesday.

Center Chris Watt was out due to a groin injury, putting his availability for Sunday in question. Trevor Robinson would fill in at center if Watt can’t go.

Guard D.J. Fluker is still recovering from a high-ankle sprain, but did some individual work on the field with trainer James Collins at the beginning of practice. Fluker missed last week’s game against the Bengals.

And guard Johnnie Troutman remains out from a broken forearm he suffered in the preseason opener on Aug. 13 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Along with those three, safety Jahleel Addae (ankle), receiver Jacoby Jones (ankle) and linebacker Tourek Williams (foot) did not practice Wednesday.