Chargers’ C Corey Linsley to miss at least four games after being placed on injured reserve due to a non-emergent heart issue

The Los Angeles Chargers began the season 0-2 after suffering defeats against the Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans. However, they improved to a 1-2 record by defeating the Minnesota Vikings in the Week 3 match on September 24.

While the Chargers bounced back strongly in their last match, their latest injury report is now a nightmare for the team. They are expected to head into the Week 4 match against the Las Vegas Raiders without some key veterans on the roster, with their center Corey Linsley being one of them.

Chargers put Corey Linsley on IR due to a non-emergent heart issue

Linsley didn’t participate in any of the Los Angeles practice sessions in the last three days, raising questions about his health condition. Now, it has been cleared by the team that the veteran has been diagnosed with a non-emergent heart-related medical condition, and the franchise has decided to place him on the injured reserve list.

According to the Chargers’ announcement, he will meet with team doctors as well as outside specialists in the meantime, and his latest development will be updated gradually. However, as the 32-year-old is placed on the IR list, he is expected to miss the next four games, which is a huge blow for the injury-plagued Chargers offense.

After agreeing to terms on a five-year, $62.5 million contract with Los Angeles in 2021, Linsley has been a team captain for three seasons straight, not missing a match in 2023, and now, in his absence, Will Clapp will serve as a starter.

Chargers injury report ahead of Raiders NFL week 4 game vs. Raiders

According to the Chargers’ latest injury report, Joey Bosa (Hamstring/Toe) did not practice this week and now has both a hamstring and toe injury. Austin Ekeler (ankle) was active in the practice session for a limited time, albeit his return to the field is still uncertain. Rashawn Slater (Ankle) fully participated in practice, but his game status remains unknown.

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Cornerback JT Woods, who didn’t practice on Friday, is now out for the upcoming match against the Raiders. Safety Alohi Gilman (Hill) didn’t participate in Wednesday and Thursday’s sessions but participated for a limited tenure last day, making his return questionable. Defensive back Deane Leonard (Hamstring), and safety Derwin James (Hamstring) were not present on Friday’s practice as well.

What’s your take on the injury-plagued Charges squad? Tell us in the comments.


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