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Chargers' Fluker could miss 4-6 weeks with high-ankle sprain

Sep 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tackle D.J. Fluker (76) is carted off the field during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tackle D.J. Fluker (76) is carted off the field during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

D.J. Fluker hasn't been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bengals.

It seems likely the mammoth Chargers guard won't make it, though. Fluker reportedly suffered a high-ankle sprain that'll sideline him for 4-6 weeks, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

The team should be thrilled it's just a month-or-so-long injury. He couldn't support his own weight and had to be carted off in the season opener against Detroit.

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They'll turn to reserves like Chris Hairston in the interim. Johnnie Troutman, a 15-game starter from last season, is also an option when he returns from his own injury hiatus.

(h/t Ian Rapoport on Twitter)