Chargers’ Kris Dielman Says He’d Risk Health To Win Super Bowl
San Diego Chargers guard Kris Dielman said on Monday that he’d be willing to risk his health – he missed the final 10 games of the season with a concussion – to try to win a Super Bowl, according to ESPN.
"I would love a ring. That's what I've been playing for since I got in," said Dielman, 30. "'That was my goal, my first year, was to make the team, then to make the practice squad, then to get on the 53 (man roster). The Super Bowl ultimately was the end one. And that's what everybody's fighting for."
"I've got some other people who probably wouldn't agree," said Dielman.
Dielman suffered a concussion on Oct. 23 against the Jets, but continued playing because the Chargers had no other offensive linemen because of other injuries, according to ESPN. On the flight home, Dielman suffered a grand mal seizure and was hospitalized. After his injury, the NFL announced it would give game officials “concussion awareness training” so they could identify concussed players, according to ESPN.