SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have placed Pro Bowl left
guard Kris Dielman on injured reserve due to the lingering effects of a
concussion sustained Oct. 23 at the New York Jets.
He was originally slated to miss two games following the concussion and a grand mal seizure suffered on the plane ride home.
team's reaction to Dielman's concussion came under scrutiny by the NFL
and the NFL Players Association. He did not come out of the game even
though he was visibly staggered by the injury, and wasn't diagnosed
The Chargers signed offensive lineman Ikechuku
Ndukwe to replace Dielman on the roster. Left tackle Marcus McNeill
suffered a stinger and right guard Louis Vasquez injured his left ankle
Thursday night in a loss to the Oakland Raiders.