Jason Verrett is the best defender the San Diego Chargers have and they could be on the verge of losing him. The Pro Bowl cornerback has been dealing with an injury to his left knee for the past few weeks and he’s told the team he thinks he’s been playing through torn ligaments. Well, now we have confirmation that he has a partially torn ACL.
It’s looking increasingly likely that Verrett will be added to San Diego’s extensive season-ending injury list, even though he’ll try and play through it.
The 25-year-old is undergoing tests on Wednesday to determine his long-term status, and the team signed cornerback Stevie Williams on Wednesday just in case. Verrett played 62 of 71 defensive snaps against the Colts in Week 3, then was in on 71 of 73 snaps against the Saints in Week 4. That he has an insane pain tolerance.
I’ve often said that I’m convinced God hates the Chargers, and this would be more proof of that.
So far this season, the Bolts have lost Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead to torn ACLs, while Manti Te’o, Branden Oliver and Jeff Cumberland have all suffered torn Achilles tendons.
UPDATE: Verrett has officially been ruled out for the season.