The Chargers positioned edge rusher Joey Bosa, middle Corey Linsley and working again Austin Ekeler on the COVID-19 record (Twitter link by way of Daniel Popper of The Athletic). The Bolts will possible add extra gamers to that record later Monday, which can go away them at lower than full energy for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Texans.
Bosa was reported to be unvaccinated earlier this yr. Unless he has acquired the vaccine in current weeks, he’ll nonetheless be topic to the league’s 2020 protocols and held out of the subsequent recreation. Even beneath the revised guidelines, unvaccinated gamers who check constructive should stay in quaratine for at least 10 days.
Bosa was briefly positioned on the COVID-19 record again in November when he was ID’d as a high-risk shut contact. After testing damaging, he was cleared to face the Steelers in Week 11.
The 26-year-old is within the midst of one other sensational season with 43 tackles, 9.5 sacks and a league-leading six pressured fumbles. Needless to say, he’s nicely on his method to a 3rd straight Pro Bowl choice, which might give him 4 for his younger profession. The Chargers have Bosa beneath contract for years to come back because of the five-year, $135M mega-deal he inked in 2020.
Unfortunately, the Chargers might be with out Bosa for at the least a short time as they work to clinch a playoff berth. At 8-6, the Bolts have a 75% probability of creating the reduce, per Five Thirty Eight, plus an outdoor probability of catching the Chiefs for the divisional crown.