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Joey Bosa COVID-19 update: What’s next after Chargers linebacker lands on COVID-19 injured reserve?

Chargers linebacker Joey Bosa is in doubt to play on Sunday against the Steelers after being placed on the team’s COVID-19-injured reserve on Tuesday.

Bosa and defensive tackle Jerry Tillery were both placed on the list, according to a report by ESPN’s Field Yates. They will both have to undergo the competition’s mandatory testing process to determine if they can play on Sunday.

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Sporting News has everything you need to know about Bosa’s COVID-19 update, including how long he’ll be out and whether he’s been vaccinated:

How long is Joey Bosa out?

Being placed on the COVID-19 list makes Bosa doubtful to play against the Steelers on Sunday.

According to the NFL’s guidelines on COVID-19, vaccinated players who test positive and are symptomatic should be isolated while contact tracing occurs. Those players should be out until they have had two negative tests at least 24 hours apart. However, if a player has not been vaccinated, he must be isolated for 10 days and must be asymptomatic before returning.

Assuming Bosa is vaccinated, he should be able to return in time for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. If he has not been vaccinated, he will not be able to return until Friday 26 November at the earliest. The Chargers travel to the Broncos on November 28.

Bosa’s absence would be a huge loss to the Chargers’ defense. The 26-year-old linebacker leads the Chargers through nine matchups with 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. Tillery has recorded 30 tackles with 2.5 sacks and three tackles for losses.

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Is Joey Bosa Vaccinated?

Bosa, who leads the Chargers in quarterback hits (11) and sacks (5.5), could miss more than just Sunday’s game vs. Pittsburgh. It is not known whether Bosa and Tillery received the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a report by Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times, Bosa has not been vaccinated, while Tillery has been vaccinated.

Other reporters speculated that Bosa could simply be considered a close contact, meaning he may not have tested positive for COVID-19, but will have to stop team activities for five days due to contact tracing. In that case, Bosa can be cleared to play against the Steelers if he doesn’t test positive during that time.

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