The Los Angeles Chargers placed its All-Pro center Corey Linsley on injured reserve with a “non-emergent heart issue.”

Linsley, in his 10th NFL season, started the first three games for the Chargers this year.

He was ruled out for Sunday’s divisional contest against the Las Vegas Raiders.

“The 32-year-old Youngstown, Ohio, native played for the Green Bay Packers for the first seven seasons of his NFL career. He was named a First-Team All-Pro member in 2020. He joined the Chargers in 2021 and earned his first Pro Bowl selection,” Fox News reports.

Per Fox News:

The Los Angeles Chargers’ offense took a major hit on Friday.

The Chargers said they will place All-Pro center Corey Linsley on the injured reserve with a non-emergent heart issue. Linsley played and started the first three games for the Chargers in his 10th NFL season. Linsley said through the team that he was in good spirits and will keep meeting with doctors to get more information.

Linsley will officially go on IR on Saturday as Los Angeles missed the 4 p.m. ET deadline on Friday. He was already ruled out for Sunday’s AFC West matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Will Clapp is expected to be the starting center for the Chargers for at least the next four games.

On December 20, 2021, when the NFL had strict COVID-19 protocols, Linsley was placed on the COVID-19 list before a December 26, 2021 contest against the Houston Texans.

Bolt Beat wrote:

If both Austin Ekeler and Corey Linsley are vaccinated and tested positive then they could still play on Sunday if they produce two negative COVID-19 tests at least 24 hours apart and do not have any symptoms. However, as we saw with the timeline of Keenan Allen and Rashawn Slater, that is not something to hold your breath for.

As far as Joey Bosa is concerned, we know that he is not vaccinated as he was put on the COVID-19 list earlier this season as a close contact. He ended up playing that game as he never tested positive and the same can be said this week if he is just a close contact and not a positive test.

However, if Bosa tested positive then he is going to have to miss at least 10 days (unless it was a false positive). That means that he will undoubtedly miss the Week 16 game against the Texans if he is a positive case.

According to Pro Football Reference, Linsley did NOT start that contest against the Texans.

“Heart issues among athletes have spiked in recent years due to the negative side effect from the Covid-19 vaccines,” WLTReport noted.


AP added:

Los Angeles Chargers center Corey Linsley will be placed on injured reserve with a heart issue, the team said Friday.

The 32-year-old Linsley is in his 10th NFL season and third with the Chargers. He played in all 215 offensive snaps in the first three games.

The team said Linsey’s heart condition does not require emergency care. In a statement released by the team, Linsley said he is in good spirits and will keep meeting with doctors and specialists to gather information.

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