Chargers CB Jason Verrett Done For Season

Today’s tests revealed some bad news for Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett. The starter has suffered a partially torn ACL and will undergo surgery to fix the issue, Verrett told Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego (on Twitter). Verrett added that his “season is done with.” Jason Verrett (vertical)

Earlier today, it was reported that Verrett feared that he had been playing on a torn ligament in his knee for the last two weeks. While his toughness is admirable, that’s obviously unsustainable. Verrett will face a lengthy rehab process after going under the knife with an eye on playing in 2017.

Verrett, who is often assigned to the other team’s top receiver, earned his first career Pro Bowl nod in 2015. In 14 games last year, Verrett had 47 total tackles, three interceptions, and 12 passes defensed.

Through four games, Verrett has 13 tackles, three pass deflections, and one interception. The advanced numbers at Pro Football Focus pegged him as just No. 71 out of 114 qualified corners in the NFL. That’s an indication that Verrett has been held back quite a bit by his injury.

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3 comments on “Chargers CB Jason Verrett Done For Season

  1. Daboltz

    WOW!!! Tough season for the bolts this year

  2. bleacherbum

    They should lose McCoy for the season as well.

  3. Joe Ervine

    It’s a shame to lose Verrett AGAIN. The Chargers knew when they drafted him the guy was injury prone and they selected him over Roby anyway. I was sure that was a mistake then and it still rings true. Hopefully the conditioning staff won’t lose anyone else this week against the Raiders. Go Bolts

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