Bolts fans, are you ready for Volekmania? From the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee :

Philip Rivers’ knee injury is more severe than what has been described by the Chargers, and the quarterback has been listed as doubtful for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.

Sources told The San Diego Union-Tribune today the quarterback also has a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in addition to the sprained medial collateral ligament the team has made known.

Rivers practiced today and is still expected to test the knee Sunday morning to determine whether he can play against the New England Patriots.

œIt’ll be day-to-day, General Manager A.J. Smith said. œWe’re going down the same road as (Antonio) Gates. Gates played Sunday at Indianapolis after a pre-game workout to test his dislocated big toe, but was largely ineffective. He also has been listed as doubtful for this Sunday’s game.