LaDainian Tomlinson (21) and quarterback Philip Rivers (17) watch from the sidelines during their NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Saturday Aug. 29, 2009. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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SAN DIEGO (AP) - LaDainian Tomlinson has been ruled out of the San Diego Chargers' home game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the second straight game he'll miss due to a sprained right ankle.
Tomlinson was hurt in a season-opening win at Oakland and missed last Sunday's home-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
This will be only the third time Tomlinson, the NFL's MVP in 2006, has missed a game due to injury during his brilliant nine-year career. The first came in January when a groin injury kept him from playing in the Chargers' playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Also ruled out of Sunday's game is center Nick Hardwick, who had ankle surgery on Wednesday and is expected to miss the next eight weeks, and defensive end Travis Johnson (groin).