The San Diego Chargers have placed cornerback Jason Verrett on injured reserve. Verrett will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum.
The rookie saw a specialist the following week, who diagnosed Verrett with a torn labrum. San Diego was planning to re-evaluate Verrett following last week's bye.
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Verrett will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair the labrum, which was reportedly torn in three places. He's expected to be ready to for voluntary workouts in April.
Verrett originally injured his shoulder at the end of San Diego's win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 6 and missed the following week's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He had been ruled questionable to play against the Broncos.
Verrett, San Diego's first-round pick in this year's NFL draft, had 19 tackles and one interception this season. He helped solidify the Chargers' pass defense, which went from 29th in the NFL last season to ninth in the league this year.
The Chargers also announced Saturday that linebacker Melvin Ingram has been activated from injured reserve/designated for return. Ingram played in just the first two games this season before injuring his hip.
San Diego has lost its last three games and is 5-4 this season. The Chargers host the Raiders on Sunday.
- Ben Estes