Dec 17, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (97) moves against Las Vegas Raiders fullback Alec Ingold (45) during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Chargers DE Bosa being evaluated for concussion

Los Angeles Chargers star defensive end Joey Bosa was being evaluated for a concussion on Thursday night after being dinged up during the club’s 30-27 overtime win over the host Las Vegas Raiders.

Bosa departed late in the fourth quarter due to the head injury.

Adding to the concern is that the two-time Pro Bowl selection was diagnosed with a concussion in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos and missed the ensuing two games.

That concussion wasn’t exactly an experience that Bosa enjoyed.

“I was pretty out of it when I woke up that first morning,” Bosa told reporters after he was cleared to return for the Week 11 game against the New York Jets. “I woke up from a dream, it felt like.”

Bosa also was dealing with a shin injury, and the club limited his snaps against the Raiders to compensate for the ailment.

“Joey played on third downs and in some critical situations at the end of the game, but he wasn’t able to give us everything he had today,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said after the contest. “Joey, if he can play, he’s going to play, and it’s our job to protect him. At the end, we needed him out there, and he went out there and made some plays.”

Lynn said Bosa got “banged up,” apparently referring to the play in which Bosa suffered the concussion.

“We got him out of there at the end,” Lynn said.

Bosa had four tackles in the victory.

Bosa, the team’s top defensive player, has 7.5 sacks this season and 47.5 in 63 career NFL games (60 starts) over five seasons. He ranks fifth in franchise history, just ahead of Hall of Famer Junior Seau (47).

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