According to a press release on Chargers.com, Shawne Merriman will have season ending surgery on his injured knee.
“Shawne informed me he did not feel right (on the field) and thought it best to shut it down.”
“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.”
-General Manager A.J. Smith (Chargers.com)
Merriman will be placed on the IR later this week.
Obviously, terrible news for the team. Keep it here for more fallout.