Chargers guard concussed after slipping, falling in rain

Sunny San Diego was doused with an unusual liquid on Wednesday morning — rain, as it’s come to be known. Rather than head indoors, the Chargers decided to practice in the elements.

The result was not a good one for Ryan Miller.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers guard suffered a concussion after slipping and falling to the ground, seemingly due to the wet weather. He was placed on injured reserve Thursday, ending his season.

It’s the second concussion in as many years for the 6-foot-7-inch Miller, who missed all of 2013 with the brain injury he deemed “terrifying.” The Union-Tribune speculated that “Wednesday’s fall very well could spell the end of his football career.”

Miller, 25, was a fifth-round pick of the Browns in 2012. He appeared in eight games during his rookie campaign.

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