WATCH: Chargers Lose Verrett For the Rest of the Season

Pro Bowl cornerback has partially torn ACL

If it wasn’t for bad luck the San Diego Chargers would not have any luck at all.

Four games ... four key players lost to season-ending injuries. On Wednesday the Bolts lost Pro Bowl cornerback Jason Verrett for the remainder of the 2016 season with a partially torn ACL. Verrett discussed his injury with NBC 7 SportsWrap:


Jason says he felt discomfort after the Jacksonville game and again after the trip to Indianapolis but it got progressively worse after the loss to the Saints so he decided to get the knee looked at. That’s when tests revealed the tear.

It’s more than likely that he played at least a pair of NFL games with a severe knee injury. When Verrett was drafted he was lauded for his toughness but enduring that kind of injury takes his pain tolerance to a whole new level. He joins Keenan Allen, Danny Woodhead, Manti Te’o, and (going back to the preseason) Branden Oliver, Donavon Clark and Jeff Cumberland on the list of players who suffered season-ending injuries.

To take Verrett’s spot in the secondary the Chargers re-signed cornerback Stevie Williams, who was drafted by the Bolts in 2014 and spent the first two years of his career in San Diego. Williams was cut at the end of the preseason and spent a few weeks with the Los Angeles Rams before re-joining the Chargers.

The Chargers also waived defensive tackle Ryan Carrethers. The timing there is interesting because defensive end Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in the NFL Draft, finally took part in a full practice with no limitations on Wednesday.

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy would not commit to saying Bosa will be on the field for Sunday’s game in Oakland but if he is able to go full-tilt in practice the remainder of the week it’s a good bet that the rookie will see the first NFL action of his career against the Raiders.

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