Chargers DE Corey Liuget Has Strained Shoulder. Team Taking it Day by Day

By Ernie Padaon

June 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget (94) drinks water during a break at Chargers minicamp at Chargers park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers stud defensive end Corey Liuget went down with a shoulder injury after the first drive of the game against the Chicago Bears. He left the game and did not return. The injury has finally been diagnosed as a shoulder strain and the team is taking it day-to-day. The Chargers might as well shelve him for the rest of the preseason with the injury and give him time to recover. We need him to be 100% for the regular season. They have already shut down Malcom Floyd for the preseason and might as well do the same with Liuget.

Liuget is one of the Chargers most valuable weapons on the defensive side of the ball. There really isn’t anyone on the roster that can fill the void that he would leave if he had to sit out an extended period of time. He brings a mean pass rush and has those long arms to knock down passes that come his direction.

As usual, Mike McCoy and the Chargers staff have been hush-hush with the injury situation. We won’t know when he returns until he actually steps back on the field. I don’t think Liuget will miss the first game of the year, he is a tough SOB and will find a way to get out onto the field.