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Chargers lose to Panthers, 28-16

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Dec 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 16:54:29-05

UPDATE: San Diego Chargers lose to Carolina Panthers, 26-16. 

3:05 p.m.

Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa has been ruled out for the rest of the game against the Panthers with a neck injury.

Bosa, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, was injured in the second quarter while sacking Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. He was taken to the locker room and evaluated for a concussion.

Bosa didn't appear to have his head up as he collided with the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton in the backfield and his neck snapped back on contact. He remained on the field for a few minutes before being helped to the sideline.

It's been a rough day for the Chargers.

Not only are they trailing the Panthers 23-7 at halftime but they also lost running back Melvin Gordon to a hip injury in the first quarter. Cornerback Craig Mager remains out with an elbow injury he sustained in the first half and right tackle Joe Barksdale is trying to play through an ankle injury, although he is limping noticeably.