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Chargers S Brandon Taylor Will Have Knee Surgery


Dec. 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; San Diego Chargers strong safety Brandon Taylor (28) is carted off the field after an apparent injury during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Chargers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Taylor is going to have another surgery on his busted knee, per Michael Gehlken. I guess we know why he has been sitting on the inactive roster all season and has not seen a snap. It all makes sense now. They were hoping that he could get up to full strength, but he never got to that point and now it seems that having surgery would be the best moving forward for him.

“It’s very tough, knowing you’ve come from a place where you’re a three-year starter,” Taylor said. “Football is a job, but I look at it — I always try to stay positive about every situation. Coming from a school where you’ve been a leader, you know you’ve got to be a team player and don’t pout. Running around to the coaches every day, ‘When can I play? When can I play?’ that’s not being a team player, knowing we’ve got players out there who are 100 percent healthy, and they’re helping the team.

“I’m not really 100 percent healthy, and I know that if I mess up, … that’s being a selfish player. I just want to come back and be on the field when I’m 100 percent, knowing I can help the team 100 percent.”

It would have been great to see him on the field this season. We needed help in the secondary and he could have helped provide some of that. Hopefully he can recover this offseason and pbe prepped to play in 2014. He needs to get on that Melvin Ingram type rehab program.