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5xchamps
09-09-2008, 07:07 PM
TOTAL knee reconstruction? I'm willing to bet he doesn't ever play another down



Sources: Merriman to undergo surgery, to be placed on injured reserve

By Chris Mortensen
ESPN.com
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Updated: September 9, 2008, 6:59 PM ET

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San Diego Chargers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=sdg) linebacker Shawne Merriman's season is over after trying to play the season opener Sunday with two torn knee ligaments.
Sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen Tuesday the Chargers will announce shortly that Merriman is being placed on injured reserve to undergo total reconstructive knee surgery that will include the repair of his lateral collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments. The knee problem dates back to the end of the 2007 season. Merriman has tears in both the posterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left knee, which he hurt in a game at Tennessee in December. After seeking outside opinions, four doctors told Merriman he needed surgery, but there "just wasn't a time frame on that. My knee still looks pretty good. The decision was left up to me to play. If you give a football player a decision to play, you know, I'm going to play." Before the season started, Merriman decided to play rather than have his damaged left knee repaired. "To be as simple as possible, I just want to play football," Merriman said previously. "That's what it comes down to. I know what's on the table, I know what's on the line. I put a lot of work in this and I want to play." He'll likely be looking at a rehab of six to seven months. With his nonstop energy and spasmodic sack dance, the player known as "Lights Out" has been the face of the Chargers' defense the past three seasons. He has 39 sacks in that span, more than any other NFL player. He's played in three straight Pro Bowls.

anaeelbackwards
09-09-2008, 07:51 PM
g00d ridddance. only saying that because that priest holmes hit still sits in the back of my mind...:sign0104:

Coach
09-09-2008, 10:43 PM
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Priest Holmes is grinning tonight.

5xchamps
09-09-2008, 10:54 PM
g00d ridddance. only saying that because that priest holmes hit still sits in the back of my mind...:sign0104:


noob...yea, what tipped you off? point?
:sign0098:

Coach
09-09-2008, 10:58 PM
I don't think she intended it in a negative way. No need to be sensitive.

Chiefster
09-09-2008, 11:29 PM
OUCH!!!!

Wonder what the chances are that he'll be back at all?

tornadospotter
09-09-2008, 11:48 PM
OUCH!!!!

Wonder what the chances are that he'll be back at all?
Not good! But he is a strong willed player, so time will tell. :11:

Chiefster
09-09-2008, 11:53 PM
Not good! But he is a strong willed player, so time will tell. :11:

True, a lot of people wrote off Priest Holmes...in high school.

Chiefster
09-09-2008, 11:58 PM
Oh, thought I'd give this thread its proper place on the Board. :)

Bike
09-10-2008, 02:18 AM
Merriman is a roid infested pig. Other than that, he's ok.

m0ef0e
09-10-2008, 03:26 PM
Bye Merriman.

jtandcrew
09-10-2008, 10:58 PM
Hate the injury, but glad to see the cheap shot artist go!