A brutal hit while having a punt blocked sidelined San Diego's Mike Scifres with a broken left collarbone.
In came placekicker Nick Novak, charged with one of the most important roles in special teams. He hadn't punted since high school and barely practices it as a pro.
Yet he was more than comfortable with the challenge.
''I can do it,'' Scifres said after punts of 27, 33, 45, 51...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers have signed Australian-born punter Mat McBriar to replace the injured Mike Scifres.
Scifres broke his left collarbone Sunday night in a 23-14 loss to New England when Brandon Bolden crashed into him after blocking a punt in the second quarter.
The 35-year-old McBriar previously spent time with Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Chargers are in the market for a punter after Mike Scifres broke his left clavicle in a 23-14 loss to New England.
Scifres was hurt when Brandon Bolden blocked a second-quarter punt Sunday and then crashed into the punter.
Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Scifres is a candidate for injured reserve with three games remaining.
"We'll see where the week goes," McCoy...
The New England Patriots got in on a San Diego Chargers punt and punter Mike Scifres took the major brunt of the collision. Scifres landed pretty awkwardly and it turns out that he actually broke his clavicle. Football is a rough sport. Scifres leaving on a cart with his arm bound around his chest, gives […]
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The San Diego Chargers discovered something Sunday night that they never wanted to actually find out--place kicker Nick Novak can punt. If need be he was the team's emergency punter, but since punters and kickers are seldom injured during games they never figured they would need to actually find out.However, when Mike Scifres was taken off the field with his arm and shoulder wrapped...
Chargers punter Mike Scifres was destroyed by a big hit from the Patriots' Brandon Bolden.
Jason La Canfora reports that the initial evaluations on Chargers P Mike Scifres indicate that he has a “serious” shoulder injury.
According to La Canfora, the concern is that Scifries may have fractured his clavicle.
La Canfora adds that Scifres will undergo further testing in the coming days, but this could threaten the remainder of his 2014 season.
Scifres took a hard...
SAN DIEGO (AP) Chargers punter Mike Scifres was carted off the field in the second quarter Sunday night with his left arm immobilized after being hit on a punt.
The Chargers said Scifres sustained a shoulder injury against the Patriots.
New England special teams player Brandon Bolden blocked Scifres' kick deep in Chargers territory and crashed into the punter as he was following...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago
Mike Scifres had a punt blocked by Brandon Bolden, and he took a very hard fall.
Scifres has since been helped off the field, but as can be seen above, it was a scary scene.
If Scifres is unable to return, Nick Novak will take over the team’s punting duties.
The Chargers currently lead the Patriots 14-13 with 3:28 left in the 2nd quarter.
Down and Distance Contributor AJ Rupp @ajrupp
This is not what Mike Scifres signed up for when he chose to be a punter. Mike Scifres might be dead.
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