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Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (COVID-19) out vs. Texans

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler said Saturday that he again tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday’s game against the host Houston Texans.

Ekeler made his announcement on his Instagram account.

“Today was basically my last day to test negative if I was going to be able to travel but I tested positive so I won’t be playing this week,” Ekeler said. “So there it is. I’m sorry. Be back next week though.”

Ekeler was placed on the COVID-19 list earlier this week. He leads the Chargers with 789 rushing yards and 17 total touchdown (10 rushing, seven receiving) and also has 62 receptions for 558 yards.

The Chargers have 12 players on the COVID-19 list, including star pass rusher Joey Bosa and center Corey Linsley.

Houston has 24 players on the COVID-19 list, including standout receiver Brandin Cooks.

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