Chargers DE Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe tore ACL, out for season

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 15, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe (73) is blocked by Seattle Seahawks center Lemuel Jeanpierre (61) during the game at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated San Diego 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers rookie DE Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe tore his ACL during the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers and will miss the entire season with the injury per Michael Gehlken. Tough break for the young defensive lineman. He showed promise during the preseason and during training camp. He was battling for a roster spot at a position the team needed some depth at.

Now he will have to hit the IR and will get to sit there for the entire season. He will have to work hard during his rehab and hope to make the cut again next season.

I feel bad for the kid and hope that he can get back on his feet next season. He has a long road to make it onto the roster.