Chargers Lose Center to Concussion

The Los Angeles Chargers will be without another one of their offensive stars for at least the remainder of their Week 12 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. Center Corey Linsley exited with concussion symptoms and has been declared out for the game.
A Pro Bowler or All-Pro in each of the two previous seasons, Linsley is one of the league's elite interior offensive linemen. His absence could loom large in what might turn into a shootout against the Cardinals, who took a 17-14 lead just before the half.

Linsley's departure will mean another frustrating absence for a star-studded but injury-ravaged Chargers offense this year. Five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Keenan Allen has missed seven games this year with a nagging hamstring injury and wide receiver Mike Williams is currently out with a high-ankle sprain.

Linsley joined the Chargers as a free agent splash on a massive five-year, $62.5 million deal preceding the 2021 season. His arrival coincided with a massive offensive boon for the Chargers; after ranking 18th in scoring in 2020, the team lept to fifth in 2021. The run game saw particularly massive progress, improving from 3.8 yards per attempt in 2020 to 4.3 in 2021.
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