Take note, fantasy football owners – Austin Ekeler’s Week 1 status is now something to monitor.
The Los Angeles Chargers star running back was reportedly working off to the side with trainers at practice on Wednesday afternoon.
It’s unclear why Ekeler was limited at practice on Wednesday. However, ESPN’s Field Yates notes that it’s now an injury situation to monitor.
“We now have another notable Week 1 injury situation to monitor: Austin Ekeler,” he tweeted.
We now have another notable Week 1 injury situation to monitor: Austin Ekeler. https://t.co/Bpc7LE0FKP
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 8, 2021
Ekeler is considered to be a top 10-12 fantasy football player this season. He’s coming off an impressive 2020 campaign, though he missed six games due to injury. Ekeler is expected to break into a bigger role in 2021.
However, fans are now concerned about his Week 1 status.
Still, Chargers fans think the team is just being cautious.
“Ekeler will play y’all, Coach Staley just likes to be very cautious. He is good,” one fan tweeted.
The Chargers running back seemed to be in a good mindset earlier Wednesday afternoon.
“Never been more ready and excited to be back doing what I love in front of you all,” he tweeted.
— Austin Ekeler (@AustinEkeler) September 8, 2021
That sounds like a man who’s ready to play on Sunday. Hopefully today’s practice news doesn’t change that.
The Chargers will play at Washington on Sunday at 1 p.m. E.T.