It looks like it’s a wrap for Shawne Merriman this season, smart move.
Star outside linebacker Shawne Merriman pulled the plug on his 2008 season on Tuesday when he told the San Diego Chargers he’ll have surgery on the two torn ligaments in his left knee.
The loss of Merriman, whose hard hits earned him the nickname “Lights Out,” is a big one for a team that has Super Bowl expectations.
Merriman’s decision came two days after he barely resembled the player who had an NFL-high 39½ sacks in the past three seasons and played in three straight Pro Bowls.
I don’t even know why he considered trying to play through this injury, he has TWO torn ligaments in his knee. If his knee gives out do you think the Chargers are going to be there with some kind of severance pay or something?
No. They are going to say some bullshit like ‘oh, your not the player that you used to be’ and Shawne will just be assed out. It was smart to just go ahead and get it fixed and work towards getting back to being the dominant player he has been in the past.