LA Chargers are in serious poor shape and lose three of the last four. They are preparing to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday Night Football, but they could be without superstar pass rusher Joey Bosa.
As ESPN’s Field Yates reports, Chargers has added Bosan to the Reserve / COVID-19 list today.
According to NFL protocols, players who are vaccinated and asymptomatic after COVID infection must be given two negative tests every 24 hours before they can return.
However, if a player is unvaccinated, the player will be absent for ten days due to a positive test result and for five days if he or she has been in close contact with someone with a COVID-positive result.
Has Joey Bosa been vaccinated?
It is not yet known whether Joey Bosa has been vaccinated or not, and his availability for Sunday’s match against Steelers is questionable at this point.
Bosa is a three-time Pro Bowler and has 5.5 sacks this season as well as three forced fumbles as he marks his playing power almost every week. We should know about Bosa’s vaccination status over the next couple of days because she can give two negative results and then be allowed to play against Steelers on Sunday.
When will Joey Bosa return?
Bosa’s return depends on whether she’s been vaccinated or not. As in the case of Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback had to leave for ten days because he was unvaccinated. This is true for Bosa if it is found that she has not been vaccinated.
However, if Bosa has been vaccinated and is asymptomatic, then if she gives two negative COVID tests every 24 hours, she can return to the practice field either on Friday or Saturday. That would mean he could then take his place in Sunday’s match.
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It is certainly not ideal for Chargers to lose their best defensive player in the middle of a bad form. It has a kind of silver lining because the Steelers are without Ben Roethlisberger because he is also on the Reserve / COVID-19 list. Chargers ’defense has to fight Mason Rudolph instead, which is a much easier option.