The Facts: The Chargers will be playing an indefinite amount of time without their oldest and most experienced player. Neal, a 15-year veteran, suffered a fractured fibula on the third play of the fourth quarter of yesterday's overtime victory at Tennessee. No other details were available, including the length of time Neal might be sidelined.
Diehards Line:Neal, 36, was unavailable for comment, but LaDainian Tomlinson, who has relied on his friend's blocks for the past five seasons, said the Chargers would be losing "a great leader" and more. ... "I know he's a little bit older," Tomlinson added with a smile, "but hopefully he can recover like a young man."