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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Seahawks Lose To Chargers 20-31

From NFL.com:

Philip Rivers said his bruised throwing shoulder is OK. It's those darn fumbles that pained him the most.

Rivers had a forgettable third exhibition game, losing three fumbles and slightly hurting his arm in the San Diego Chargers' 31-20 victory over the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks.

Rivers was injured late in the second quarter when he was sacked by Craig Terrill and fumbled, with Darryl Tapp recovering for Seattle. He came back for the next series and was sacked again, by Grant Wistrom.

Rivers was the last player to return to the sideline after halftime, escorted by trainer James Collins. His shoulder was wrapped and he was holding his arm close to his side.

"It's good," Rivers said. "It's just a little ding, just a little bruise. It's not an issue at all. If we'd have played four quarters, I'd have played four quarters. If we played tomorrow, I'd play tomorrow."

Rivers said the first stringers were done anyway at halftime, although coach Marty Schottenheimer had said during the week that the starters would play into the third quarter.

"He's fine," Schottenheimer said. "It's nothing of any consequence."


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