Tuesday Sept 9, 2008
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman has decided
to have surgery on the two torn ligaments in his left knee and will
miss the rest of the season. The loss of the Pro Bowl linebacker is a huge setback for a team that has Super Bowl expectations.
"Shawne informed me he did not feel right and thought it best
to shut it down," Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said in a
statement. "The road to winning the AFC West just got more
difficult, but not impossible. Nothing is impossible. Shawne is a
great player and an inspirational leader. He will be missed. We
wish him a successful surgery and a speedy recovery."
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