The Los Angeles Chargers announced on Friday that cornerback Jason Verrett suffered a torn Achilles tendon and will complete further testing on Saturday.
It’s a heartbreaking blow for the former Pro Bowler who appeared in only five games the past two seasons due to ACL injuries.
The 25th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, Verrett broke through the following year, earning Pro Bowl honors in just his second season. The former TCU star recorded 47 tackles, three interceptions, one pick-six and 12 passes defensed in 14 games that year.
Unfortunately, Verrett suffered an ACL injury early in 2016 as he was limited to just four games, totaling 13 tackles and one interception with three passes defensed before being shut down. He appeared in last year’s season opener against Denver before going under the knife a second time on his knee.