Highly rated rookie remains on the sideline entering week two of the NFL season.
The San Diego charges will play the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday, but one player certain not to be suiting up is Manti Te’o.
The rookie inside linebacker was the only Charger player not to train this week due to health reasons, and looks likely to miss the second week of the season.
It has been a rough start for Te’o’s NFL career having not trained since injuring his foot in the pre-season opener on August 8.
Give his lack of match practice to date, even if he was to train late in the week before traveling to Philadelphia, it is unlikely Chargers coach Mike McCoy would risk him.
It has been an unhappy start to the season for the Chargers after they let a golden chance to go 1-0 slip through their fingers.
With a handy 21-point lead up their sleeve they slipped to a shock loss at the hands of the Houston Texans. 31-28.
Te’o could be recalled to the side in the next fortnight if he proves his fitness, and pending on what happens this weekend against the Eagles.
Bront Bird replaced the Notre Dame rookie in week one for what was his first start, however, much like the rest of the team, Bird faded late as the Chargers gave up the last 24 points in a row to lose to Michael Vick and the Eagles.