This news is just being reported out of Chargers camp. San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers will not be the starting quarterback for the game Friday against the Minnesota Vikings. The Chargers have major injury concerns on the offensive line front. 3 of the 5 starting offensive linemen for the Chargers are injured and were not expected to play. To avoid Phillip Rivers getting injured they have announced back up quarterback Charlie Whitehurst will get the start.
Expect Chargers to sit Philip Riversagainst Vikings. Want to see Charlie Whitehurst respond as starter.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) August 24, 2012
— DoubleSDSports (@SanDiego_Sports) August 24, 2012
Norv Turner has informed
@chargersrhenne that Charlie Whitehurst will start tomorrow as he will be resting Philip Rivers.
— San Diego Chargers (@chargers) August 24, 2012
#Chargers QB Philip Rivers and TE Antonio Gates will not play tomorrow. Both are healthy and now guaranteed to be healthy after game.
— Chargers RReports (@CBSSportsNFLSD) August 24, 2012