The San Diego Chargers fear that cornerback Jason Verrett re-aggravated his previous shoulder injury and could be out a significant amount of time. Verrett re-injured his shoulder in Thursday's loss to the Broncos.
Verrett left Thursday night's loss to the Denver Broncos in the second quarter after appearing to re-injure his left shoulder. The Chargers announced at the time that he was questionable to return to the game. He later returned to the field wearing street clothes and with his arm in a sling.
Verrett will undergo further tests Friday in order to determine his official prognosis.
In addition to Verrett, cornerbacks Brandon Flowers (concussion) and Steve Williams (groin) were inactive against the Broncos. Denver took advantage of San Diego's weakened cornerback corps, as quarterback Peyton Manning went 25-for-35 for 286 yards and three touchdowns.
Verrett injured his shoulder at the end of San Diego's win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 6 and missed last week's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with the injury. He had been ruled questionable to play against the Broncos.
The rookie, San Diego's first-round pick in this year's NFL draft, has 19 tackles and one interception this season. He's helped solidify the Chargers' pass defense, which went from 29th in the NFL last season to eighth in the league currently. The team is allowing 219.1 yards per game.
The Chargers are 5-3 after the loss to the Broncos and are in second place in the AFC West. They play the Miami Dolphins next Sunday.
- Ben Estes