After getting through five full games without an injury, the San Diego Chargers offensive line ended up battered in bruised after losing the battle of the trenches with the New York Jets.
Marcus McNeill left the game with a neck injury, worrisome because of his history of neck problems in the past, but is back to practicing with the team and expected to play against the Chiefs. Much more worrisome is the story about Kris Dielman that's just coming out now. Take it away, Silver Fox...
Pro Bowl left guard Kris Dielman, who stayed in Sunday's road game against the New York Jets with a concussion and suffered a Gran Mal seizure as the team flight descended into San Diego, will miss at least the Chargers' next two games.
Dielman, who wouldn't confirm that anything happened on the flight, said the decision not to play Monday night in Kansas City and Nov. 6 against Green Bay was based on how he's felt in the days after being visibly staggered in the fourth quarter Sunday.
"I just banged my head a little bit," said Dielman. "Now I gotta deal with it."
Sources, however, said the incident on the team plane was "violent" and "scary." An ambulance met the plane on the tarmac and transported Dielman to the hospital, where he stayed overnight.
So, on top of the injuries on the defense that were mentioned earlier, the Chargers now have an injured LT (still playing), an injured LG (out at least two weeks) and an injured C/G backup (Scott Mruczkowski apparently injured his neck at some point). If it weren't for McNeill (somewhat suspiciously) making such a quick recovery, the depth on this line would be terrifying heading into Kansas City.