The season ended Sunday.

Philip Rivers' stance on injuries didn't.

The Chargers quarterback remained politely protective over the specifics of a back injury that has ailed him the past month. Offseason surgery, he allowed, is considered an option. Whether it is necessary will be determined in the coming weeks.

As for further details, Rivers didn't go there.

He called such talk "self-serving," not wanting health to affect how his play is evaluated.

There were reports this month that he's dealt with a bulging disk in his lower back, reports that Rivers on Monday called "not exactly accurate." He declined to elaborate further.