The Chargers announced S Derwin James had successful surgery to repair his meniscus and will be placed on injured reserve.
Derwin James Injury Update:
Derwin James underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee.
James is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of the 2021 season.
He will be placed on Injured Reserve.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) September 2, 2020
The team anticipates James being able to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of the 2021 season.
The usual recovery for this injury is around six to eight months, so James should be more than ready for full participation in team activities next year if everything heals smoothly.
James, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2018. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $12,432,314 contract with the Chargers that includes a $7,121,684 signing bonus.
James’ contract includes a fifth-year option for the Chargers to pick up in 2021.
In 2019, James was limited to appearing in just five games and recording 34 tackles, no sacks or interceptions and one pass defense.