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Chargers' future is cloudy with Philip Rivers in concussion protocol

Chargers' future is cloudy with Philip Rivers in concussion protocol

A Chargers offense that has struggled to move the ball and score consistently was dealt a significant blow on Monday when Philip Rivers was placed in concussion protocol, an injury that could snap the veteran quarterback’s streak of starting 194 consecutive regular-season and playoff games since 2006.

Rivers, 35, has not been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills in StubHub Center, but his status is in question. He will undergo numerous tests throughout the week, and the team can wait until as late as Sunday to determine whether he can play.

“It was news to me this morning,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Monday. “Phil came in today and self-reported...

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