Chargers CB Jason Verrett confirmed that his 2016 season is over following the news that he has a partially torn ACL. “My season is over with.
“My season is over with,” Verrett said, per Michael Gehlken. “I cried yesterday.”
Ian Rapoport confirms that Verrett is likely out for the year and is expected to undergo surgery, as his knee is not stable.
The Chargers will likely place him on season-ending injured reserve in the coming days to create an open roster spot.
- According to Gehlken, Verrett reported to the team on Tuesday that he was dealing with knee soreness and initial tests on his knee revealed a partially torn ACL. Gehlken adds that there are more tests coming for Verrett.
- Former NFL physician David Chao mentions that the issue for Verrett is whether his knee is stable or not.
Rand Getlin reports that Chargers CB Jason Verrett fears he may have a torn ligament in his knee. The plan, for now, is to have Verrett undergo more tests to confirm the nature of his knee injury, according to Getlin.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms the reports and adds that Verrett has played the past two games with the issue. Verrett is hoping that it’s not severe enough that he’ll be forced to miss games and he will instead be able to play through it.
Verrett, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2014. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $7.889 million contract and set to make a base salary of $1,137,182 for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Verrett has appeared in four games and recorded 13 tackles, one interception and three pass defenses for the Chargers.
We’ll have more regarding Verrett’s injury as the news is available.