Report: Jason Verrett Suffers Season-Ending Achilles Injury on 1st Day of Camp

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 27, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers enters the stadium before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett reportedly suffered an injury during a training camp conditioning test Friday that could force him to miss the 2018 NFL season.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported tests confirmed Verrett tore his Achilles and will miss the season. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network initially reported Verrett's injury.

Verrett has been plagued by injury woes since the Chargers drafted him in 2014.

The TCU product was limited to just six games as a rookie, and he tore his ACL four appearances into the 2016 campaign. On top of that, Verrett was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury after playing in a single game last season. 

When healthy, Verrett has the ability to comprise half of one of the league's top corner duos alongside two-time Pro Bowler Casey Hayward. 

At this point, though, it's clear his health is hardly a given. 

If he does miss the entire campaign, the Chargers will pivot back to Trevor Williams and Desmond King to try to put the clamps on opposing boundary receivers.    


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