Union-Tribune beat writer Kevin Acee is reporting that the Chargers' Pro Bowl guard Kris Dielman is going to call it quits. He's just 31, but doctors are advising Dielman that his future quality of life could seriously suffer if he suits up again. Let's recall week seven:
Dielman took a helmet-to-helmet while setting a block during last week's game against the Jets, and got up shaky. The Union-Tribune says he was "visibly staggered," and the AP said he "struggled to maintain balance." What was clear to everyone watching was that Dielman needed some time in the quiet room. Instead he wasn't checked out until after the team's cross-country flight landed back in California; a flight on which Dielman suffered a "violent" grand mal seizure.
After getting briefly checked out on the sidelines, Dielman was sent back into the game. The score was close, after all. He played nearly a full quarter after getting quite clearly concussed, and it looks like that will end up being his last NFL action.