Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 10/28/11
San Diego guard Kris Dielman suffered a scary experience on Sunday night as the team flew home from their lost to the Jets. According to AP, he suffered a grand mal seizure on the plane after sustaining a concussion during the game. Dielman's injury came in the fourth quarter and was obviously staggered, but he continued to play. The Chargers have been hard hit by injuries, and they were out of offensive lineman. San Diego's injury report says that Dielman is likely out for two weeks because of the concussion. Seizures happen when there is abnormal electric activity in the brain, and can be caused by brain injuries. Grand mal seizures involve a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. Dielman missed a game due to a concussion last season. Repeated concussions have been proven to have dire consequences on an athlete's long-term health, and are considered a culprit in the chronic traumatic encephalopathy that has stricken such former NFL players as Chris Henry and Dave D...
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