Verrett (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Verrett tore his Achilles last week, and with the cornerback now officially on injured reserve, his season is over. It's another dose of bad luck for the young corner, who is coming of a torn ACL in Week 1 of the 2017 season and will now have appeared in just five games since the start of the 2016 season.
Official tests have confirmed that Verrett suffered a torn Achilles on Friday, ending the cornerback's season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Verrett was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list upon confirmation of his injury, according to Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site, though the cornerback will transition to the team's injured reserve list eventually. This is a rough break for such a talented player who's now set to miss 55 of the first 80 games of his career. In his absence, Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams will take over on the outside, with Desmond King working the slot.
Verrett is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles during a conditioning test Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The 2014 first-round pick has played 25 games in four NFL seasons, most recently tearing an ACL in Week 1 of 2017. He made it back to full participation during June minicamp, but it now appears he'll have another season wiped out by injury. If Verrett's torn Achilles is confirmed, Trevor Williams likely will fill in as the starting outside cornerback opposite Casey Hayward, with Desmond King manning the slot. The Chargers received excellent work from that same alignment last season, but this does leave them rather thin behind the top trio.
Verrett, who has had two surgeries to repair a tore ligament in his knee, was finally able to make his return to the field after missing 12 games in 2016 and 15 last season. The second surgery and additional time off last year seems to have done wonders for Verrett's health, and after a full practice, he should be line to be a full participate in the team's training camp next month.
Verrett (knee) has yetto receive medical clearance to practice in full, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.
Among the league's top corners when healthy, Verrett is bouncing back from a torn ACL that limited him to one game in 2017. Given that he's only seven months removed from surgery, it's no surprise that he remains under limitations. However, the fact he's been able to recently practice in some fashion suggests his recovery has gone as planned. Verrett should be fully functional when training camp starts up in late July.
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|2014||San Diego Chargers||6||19||18.0||1||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||14||47||42.0||5||0||3||68||22.7||68||1||12|
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|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||1||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||San Diego Chargers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||4||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|