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Philip Rivers Honors Injured Center Nick Hardwick With Helmet Decals

Throughout most of Philip Rivers’ NFL career, the guy who has been snapping him the football at center has been veteran Nick Hardwick, who came into the league with Rivers in 2004. That won’t be the case this season, though, as Hardwick was placed on injured reserve earlier this week with a neck injury, one that may possibly end his career. Rivers decided to honor Hardwick...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Injury Update: Nick Hardwick placed on IR

This past week, San Diego Chargers offensive lineman Nick Hardwick was placed on the injured reserve list and will miss the entire 2014 NFL regular season due to a severe neck injury.  The news was reported by San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Michael Gelhken via twitter. Nick Hardwick: "Nerve damage isn't something you want to start messing with." No decision on whether...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Center of attention: What does the future hold following Nick Hardwick’s injury?

Could the San Diego Chargers possibly have started the 2014 NFL season any worse?  The offense sputtered, the defense coughed up an 11-point fourth quarter lead and, perhaps worst of all, long-time center and team captain Nick Hardwick was lost early in the first quarter.  It was a nightmare and it was only made worse with Wednesday’s announcement that Hardwick was being place...
Via cover32 - Chargers
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers lose center Nick Hardwick for season with neck stinger

  The San Diego Chargers have lost veteran center Nick Hardwick for the season with a recurring neck stinger. Hardwick was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, four days before the Chargers play their home opener against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Hardwick left Monday night's loss at Arizona with a sprained ankle. There was no word at that time about...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers center Nick Hardwick out for season with neck injury

The San Diego Chargers announced Wednesday that they have placed center Nick Hardwick on Reserve-Injured with a neck injury. The veteran center has started all 136 NFL games he’s appeared in, including 67 in a row. “It’s hard and it’s still setting in” he said.  “I have a touch of shock I guess and I don’t really know how I feel right now.  You’re programmed one...
Via Sports-Glory
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers’ center Nick Hardwick placed on season-ending IR, career likely over

Some bad news out of San Diego this afternoon. Nick Hardwick has been placed on season ending IR with a neck injury. He has a history of neck injuries, and contemplated retirement this summer. While the Chargers actually have a lot of interior lineman depth (Rich Ohrnberger, Chris Watt, Johnnie Troutman, and Chad Rinehart), there is absolutely no replacing Hardwick. The captain of...
Via cover32 - Chargers
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers lose Nick Hardwick for the season

Chargers center Nick Hardwick is done for the season after suffering another neck injury. #Chargers say C Nick Hardwick placed on the season-ending injured reserve with a neck injury. He dealt with neck issue most of 2013. — Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) September 10, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; ...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Center Nick Hardwick Out for the Season

Centers don’t get a ton of attention around the NFL, but their importance to team success is relatively big. They act as the quarterback of the offensive line, call out blocking assignments and need to have a strong relationship with the men they’re snapping the ball to.  None of this is more magnified in San Diego where Nick Hardwick has been snapping footballs to Philip Rivers...
Via Sportsnaut
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hardwick’s return key for offensive line

On Saturday, the Chargers and their fans received welcoming news. 32-year old offensive lineman Nick Hardwick, who has spent what will be all eleven years of his career by the end of the upcoming season, has decided to return to the team. Hardwick, who contemplated retirement, informed the U-T San Diego of his plans to return to the team for the 2014 season. Hardwick has been a staple...
Via cover32 - Chargers
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers C Hardwick misses 2nd straight practice

The new-look Chargers offensive line was missing a familiar face for the second straight day Tuesday - center Nick Hardwick. Is Hardwick the latest to be sidelined by the injuries that have marked rookie coach Mike McCoy's first camp? Says Hardwick: ''I'm good.'' But when asked if he was healthy, Hardwick says: ''You've got to talk to the coach...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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