Chargers vs. Bengals 2014 injury report: Ryan Mathews probable, Terence Newman doubtful

Stan Liu-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers will likely have running back Ryan Mathews on Sunday, listing him as probable on the official injury report. Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Terence Newman is doubtful.

The Cincinnati Bengals will take on the San Diego Chargers in a wild card matchup on Sunday. One of these teams is much healthier than the other, though both have managed to avoid significant injuries to big names, for the most part.

Cincinnati has the lengthier injury report at this point. The big name is cornerback Terence Newman. The Bengals have been without Newman since he went down with an injury in Week 14, but he was expected to return to practice this week. Unfortunately for Cincy, Newman didn't return until Friday, and he was limited in that session due to the MCL sprain.

If Newman can't go, Dre Kirkpatrick will continue to take meaningful snaps, provided he actually plays. Kirkpatrick is dealing with an illness that has him listed as probable on the day. Other injuries of significance for Cincinnati include tight ends Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert. Both are questionable, though the former has practiced all week.

The biggest name for San Diego is running back Ryan Mathews. He's been playing well of late, but is dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Mathews did return for a limited session on Friday, though, and is listed as probable.

The full injury reports for both teams are below:

Chargers Injury Report

Questionable

WR Eddie Royal (toe)
DE Sean Lissemore (shoulder

Probable

RB Ryan Mathews (ankle)
DE Kendall Reyes (ankle)

Bengals Injury Report

Doubtful

CB Terence Newman (knee)

Questionable

TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring)
C Kyle Cook (foot)
TE Tyler Eifert (neck)
DE Wallace Gilberry (concussion)

Probable

T Anthony Collins (ankle)
S Chris Crocker (knee)
WR A.J. Green (knee)
CB Dre Kirkpatrick (illness)
LB Vincent Rey (ankle)
T Andre Smith (ankle)
G Andrew Whitworth (ankle)

More from SB Nation NFL

SB Nation's 2014 NFL playoff coverage and brackets

Kelly: Watch for these signature plays during Wild Card weekend

Super Bowl odds for every possible matchup | NFL coaching tracker

2014 NFL mock draft: Offseason planning begins for 20 teams

Death of a football player: Helmet-to-helmet hit killed Derek Sheely

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.