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L.A. Chargers’ Joey Bosa placed on injured reserve with groin injury


LA Chargers head coach Brandon Staley told reporters that defensive end Joey Bosa will have surgery to repair the groin injury he suffered in last Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars. Bosa is expected to return to action this season, but will go on injured reserve and miss at least four games.  Bosa’s surgery performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia to correct a core muscle issue while on injured reserve.

Bosa, a four-time Pro Bowler, is coming off of a 2021 season that saw him record 10.5 sacks. He had 1.5 sacks during the Chargers’ season-opening win over the Raiders. Veteran Kyle Van Noy is slated to replace Bosa in the starting lineup.

Bosa’s injury is just the latest bad news for the Chargers; who also lost starting left tackle Rashawn Slater and receiver Jalen Guyton to season-ending injuries. They are also dealing with Justin Herbert’s injured ribs, which he sustained during the team’s Week 2 loss in Kansas City. The team is expected to have receiver Keenan Allen back at practice this week after he missed the previous two games with a hamstring injury.

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