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Chargers put Kris Dielman on injured reserve

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Kris Dielman’s season has come to an end.

Dielman, the Chargers offensive lineman who suffered a concussion on October 23 against the Jets, kept playing and then suffered a seizure on the flight home, has been placed on injured reserve.

The Dielman case has led to increased scrutiny on the way the NFL handles concussions, and the league office has told game officials to look for concussion symptoms.

The 30-year-old Dielman has been to each of the last four Pro Bowls. Until this concussion, he had never missed more than one game in a single season since 2003, when he joined the Chargers as an undrafted rookie.

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18 Responses to “Chargers put Kris Dielman on injured reserve”
  1. steeelfann says: Nov 16, 2011 4:10 PM

    Chargers are going down, toast.

  2. richard92648 says: Nov 16, 2011 4:15 PM

    Damnit!! Oh well, stick a fork in us, we’re done!! Get healthy Kris…

  3. lionsfanatic84 says: Nov 16, 2011 4:16 PM

    Bad luck for a good player, maybe this will open eyes to better concussion awareness by the NFL

  4. joetoronto says: Nov 16, 2011 4:24 PM

    That team is done, it’s time to start over with new management.

    Teams take on the demeanor of their HC and the Chargers are soft, like Norv Turner.

  5. jagerbolt says: Nov 16, 2011 4:42 PM

    Dielman out for the year. McNeil re-injured his neck. Hardwick is much older and another serious foot injury away from retirement. Not looking good for that o-line.

    Not to mention Jackson is on the last year of his contract, Floyd is always hurt and now showing why no teams in free agency wanted him, Gates

  6. jagerbolt says: Nov 16, 2011 4:43 PM

    (Stupid enter key.) And Gates isn’t the same player he used to be.

    Chargers need some major overhaul here. Just not the same team anymore.

  7. bangithard says: Nov 16, 2011 4:47 PM

    the Pro Bowl voting has been released for the first time.

    Jermichael Finley is not on the Pro-Bowl Team. Get out, go forth, give a shout and VOTE Today for the greatest TE ever to play the game.

    Year of the Take Over

  8. Zachariah Claybaugh says: Nov 16, 2011 4:48 PM

    So sad for Dielman and a tough blow to the Chargers’ offense.

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  9. sinclairsrevenge says: Nov 16, 2011 5:09 PM

    nobody ever mentions what a creep Philip Rivers looks like

  10. raiders4life says: Nov 16, 2011 5:34 PM

    Next up on the IR, Phillip “Streams”. Urlacher and the Bears will clean this guy’s clock come this Sunday. Chargers’ o-line has been non-existent all year and it’s going to lead to the demise of their QB this season. Beautiful!!!

  11. yaryers says: Nov 16, 2011 5:44 PM

    Get well Kris. Do what’s best for your health. If it means it’s time to heng ’em up, please, hang ’em up.

    sinclairsrevenge – Rivers doesn’t look like a creep, he looks like the dude from Avatar.

  12. anhdazman says: Nov 16, 2011 5:49 PM

    Raider fan, whose just as hard core as any AFC West fan of their own team, but I definitely don’t like to see players lost, especially to concussions. That event that took place on the plane ride home from NY must have been an unbelievable ordeal.
    Hope Dielman recovers and gets well soon. Totally have to agree with the Chargers because they must caution on the safety side, when it comes to concussions.

  13. mrgroovesd says: Nov 16, 2011 5:59 PM

    Big blow for the O Line, he is a tough guy to lose. Him and Hardwick have been on that O-Line the longest and are staples of it. Not good at all. Hopefully they get thru the season without anymore injuries and Fire AJ and Norv.

  14. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Nov 16, 2011 6:03 PM

    Even Helen Keller or A.J Smith can now see Norvel “The Big” TURDner needs to be flushed…..

    His mediocrity immediately rubbed off on the Chargers. Now it’s even infecting Rivers…..

  15. chargers308 says: Nov 16, 2011 6:17 PM

    Its sad to see players go down from concussions. They put their health at risk. The league needs to take care of this asap. Who knows their who life can never be the same again.

  16. Patriot42 says: Nov 16, 2011 7:08 PM

    I think the Chargers are doing just fine. If you don’t appreciate what they are doing you need to find another team to cheer for. These guys will be back and the present coaching staff is doing a great job.

    A Kansas Chiefs fan.

  17. jcdavey2011 says: Nov 16, 2011 11:36 PM

    the bad news is , we suck in a year where alot of the afc sucks

    the good news is, no one is likely to beat GB anyway in the sb, so time to look to the draft!

  18. souldogdave says: Nov 17, 2011 1:35 AM

    As a Raider fan, I respect Kris. Get well ,warrior.

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