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Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (COVID-19) Out Vs Texans

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) - Chargers star running back Austin Ekeler won't be suiting up for the Bolts when they square off against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Ekeler, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, announced on his Instagram page on Saturday that he was not making the trip with the team to Houston after testing positive for COVID-19.

With Ekeler out for Week 16, the Chargers will give a lot of carries to Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley and Larry Roundtree.

However, it's unlikely the committee will be able to fill the void left by Ekeler's absence.

He  leads the Chargers with 789 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns t0 go along with 62 receptions for 558 yards and seven touchdowns. Ekeler was selected as a second alternate for the Pro Bowl, the league announced Wednesday.

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