Chargers left guard Kris Dielman is expected to miss at least two games after suffering a Grand Mal seizure during the team’s return flight from New York, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Dielman suffered a concussion in the Chargers’ 27-21 loss to the New York Jets. Dielman has started 97 of the last 102 regular season games for the Chargers, earning Pro Bowl honors after each of the last four seasons.
Third-year guard Tyronne Green is expected to start in place of Dielman. A 2009 fourth-round pick out of Auburn, Green has started seven of his 20 games in the NFL, including one game at left guard in place of Dielman.
Dielman’s situation raises more questions about the left side of the Chargers offensive line. Pro Bowl left tackle Marcus McNeill injured his neck against the Jets and was a limited participant in today’s practice.