Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett will have to spend another season watching the NFL games from the sidelines. According to NFL Network, Verrett suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the entire 2018 season. Chargers confirmed the news about Verrett’s injury on their social media.
Jason Verrett has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles tendon. He will complete further testing tomorrow.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) July 27, 2018
Jason Verrett also missed the 2017 season, after suffering a knee injury in Week 1. Before this, Verrett partially tore his ACL in 2016 in Week 4 and was shut down for the season.
After hearing the news, Verrett’s teammates were heartbroken seeing him suffering another season-ending injury.
“I missed half the season last year, and he missed the whole one, and we went through the rehab phase together,” – said Denzel Perryman. “So to see him go down, it was devastating. It was sad. It was a comeback season for the both of us, so this hurts my heart. But he’s in my prayers and his family is in my prayers. I just wish him a speedy recovery.“
“I’m very emotional over it,” – Keenan Allen added. “It’s hard to watch him go down like that after he worked so hard to come back this season. I know how tough it is. I’m just sending him prayers.“
Los Angeles Chargers took Jason Verrett 24th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He had a promising start of his rookie season, which was cut short to six games due to Verrett having to go season-ending shoulder surgery. In 2015, he finally managed to stay healthy, playing in 14 games and being selected for the Pro Bowl. Then came the ACL tear in 2016, and Verrett never managed to stay healthy enough to showcase his talents once again.