Report: Chargers' Joey Bosa to Undergo Testing After Suffering Groin Injury

Erin Walsh

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 28:  Defensive end Joey Bosa #97 of the Los Angeles Chargers rushes the passer during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on November 28, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa will undergo testing to determine the severity of a groin injury that ruled him out for the remainder of Sunday's loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the news. Later, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported that left tackle Rashawn Slater ruptured his biceps tendon and is expected to miss the rest of the season, making Sunday a costly day for Los Angeles.

Bosa is having a solid 2022 campaign, recording 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, six tackles, two tackles for a loss and four quarterback hits through his first two games.

The 27-year-old has appeared in 16 games in just three of his first six seasons, appearing in 12 games or fewer in the other three campaigns.

The Ohio State product missed two games in 2020 because of a concussion and was also placed in concussion protocol for a second time last season, which resulted in him missing two more games.

Bosa enjoyed a successful season in 2021, recording 10.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, 51 tackles, five tackles for a loss and 20 quarterback hits. It was his second consecutive year with at least 7.5 sacks.

When Bosa is sidelined, players such as Chris Rumph II and Kyle Van Noy are expected to step up.

The Chargers are 1-2 on the season. If L.A. wants to make the playoffs, and perhaps make a run at the Super Bowl, it will need Bosa healthy.