CHARGERS: Gaither getting frustrated, team isn'tBy SCOTT BAIR email@example.comSAN DIEGO ---- Jared Gaither rarely clams up, except when questioned about injuries.As with every NFL team, the Chargers don't like to discuss ailments of any kind during training camp. They don't have to give a timetable for recovery or the odds of playing in a preseason game.They prefer their players uphold the same standard. That's why Gaither wouldn't directly address the back spasms that have sidelined him most of training camp. But that didn't stop him from admitting on Wednesday that frustration is starting to mount."It's really unfortunate," Gaither said. "I'm a hard worker. I busted my tail this offseason to put myself in position to have a great camp, and the last thing you want after all that is to be sidelined. You never want to be away from what you love doing."The team maintains that Jared Gaither is day-to-day with back spasms and will return within a "period" of time, but that period isn't expected to be short. It's highly unlikely Gaither will be active in team activities until after the Dallas Cowboys leave town following an exhibition game Aug. 18 and a pair of intersquad practices from Aug. 20-21, although he is believed to be making steady progress.The Chargers are being cautious with Gaither, trying to ensure this condition doesn't affect him during the regular season.The team signed left tackle Anthony Davis and right tackle Michael Toudouze on Wednesday, but those veterans were added to help the team get through training camp and the preseason slate in support of current first-teamers Mike Harris and Jeromey Clary. Multiple sources confirmed that the signings do not indicate concern over Gaither's long-term health.The Chargers would rather have Gaither active, but they are not concerned about the left tackle awarded with a four-year contract this offseason. There's too much time between now and the start of the season to cause substantial stress over his particular ailment. If the situation persists heading into the final preseason game, the team may change its tune.It isn't just a standard level of team secrecy that adds uncertainty to this situation. The touchy, unpredictable nature of his injury shrouds the exact length of his absence and concern over its recurrence. As expected, Gaither wouldn't touch that topic either. Right now, the team remains patient with a man charged with protecting quarterback Philip Rivers' backside.Chargers coach Norv Turner said Tuesday that he expects Gaither to return to 100 percent in time, and reminded media that he played excellent regular-season football for the Chargers just four days after being signed off the street."I want to be out there with my teammates," Gaither said. "I would like nothing more."