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Chargers' Dielman out for two games after concussion, seizure

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SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl left guard Kris Dielman, who suffered a seizure on the flight home Sunday after sustaining a concussion in a loss to the New York Jets, will miss Monday night's game at Kansas City and at least the Green Bay game after that, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.


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Dielman, who refused to confirm the seizure on the flight, said he doesn't feel good enough to play after being hurt in the fourth quarter and staying in the game. Coach Norv Turner, however, said Dielman has yet to take the test he needs to pass before returning to practice.

"I just banged my head a little bit," Dielman told the newspaper. "Now I gotta deal with it."

Sources, though, told the newspaper that the flight incident was "violent" and "scary." An ambulance met the plane and took Dielman to the hospital.

Dielman, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who has missed only three games since becoming the starter in the second game of the 2005 season, said he has undergone tests required by the league's policy to prevent long-term head injuries, but the Chargers said Dielman has not had the major neurological exam that would clear him to play.

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