The San Diego Union Tribune reports the Chargers will be without veteran standout guard Kris Dielman for at least two games. Dielman suffered a concussion against the Jets on Sunday and had a Gran Mal seizure on the team flight home.
DielmanThe paper reports the seizure occurred shortly before the team landed in San Diego and an ambulance at the airport took Dielman to a hospital. He was at team meetings Monday, but he has not been cleared, the report said. However, the report said doctors have told Dielman he will recover fully. Tyronne Green will start for Dielman while he is out.
Meanwhile, this is a good sign: San Diego star tight end Antonio Gates practiced fully Thursday in preparation of Monday’s game at Kansas City.
Gates played Sunday after missing three games with a nagging injury. It has bothered him for more than a year and his practice schedule has been seriously altered by it. The fact that he practiced fully Thursday means Gates is making progress.
There were some key San Diego players who didn’t practice Thursday. Receiver Malcom Floyd (hip), linebacker Shaun Phillips (foot) and running back Mike Tolbert (hamstring, hand) were out. We should know more about their chances to play later in the week.