The LA Chargers have been in serious trouble in poor form, losing three of their last four. They prepare to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football, but the Superstars may be in no rush to add Joey Bosa.
As ESPN’s Field Yates reported, the Chargers placed Bos on the reserve/COVID-19 list today.
According to NFL protocol, players who have been vaccinated and are asymptomatic after contracting COVID must have two negative tests 24 hours apart before returning.
However, if they have not been vaccinated, the player will be absent for ten days due to the return of a positive test and if they have been in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID.
Has Joey Bosa been vaccinated?
It is not yet known if Joey Bosa has been vaccinated, and his availability for Sunday’s game against the Steelers is questionable at this point.
Bosa is a three-time Pro Bowler and has 5.5 sacks this season along with three forced fumbles as he stamps his authority in games nearly every week. We should know Bosa’s vaccination status in the next few days as he could return two negative results and then give him the green light to take the field Sunday against the Steelers.
When will Joey Bosa return?
The return of Bosa is a question of whether or not it has been vaccinated. Like Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback was forced to miss ten days because he was not vaccinated. This will apply to Bosa if it is determined that he has not been vaccinated.
However, if Bosa has received the vaccine and is asymptomatic, if he returns two negative COVID tests 24 hours apart, he can return to the gym by Friday or Saturday. That would mean he could then take his place for Sunday’s game.
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It certainly isn’t ideal for the Chargers to lose their best defensive player to a bad situation. There is one silver lining, as the Steelers will be without Ben Roethlisberger as he is also on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Chargers defense will have to contend with Mason Rudolph instead, a much simpler option.
Edited by Heino van Deventer