San Diego Chargers 2014 first-round pick Jason Verrett is expected to miss at least two to three weeks after being diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left shoulder on Thursday, according to NFL Network.
Verrett suffered the injury in the Chargers loss to the Denver Broncos on Oct. 23, where he was possibly rushed back into action too soon due to an array of injuries to Chargers cornerbacks.
For the time being, Verrett will look to avoid surgery, but if progress does not ensue then the team may look to operate on their young corner, which would mean they would place him on injured reserve and he would be out the rest of the season. Whether he decides to do it now, or in the offseason, surgery will be required.
This is not the first time that Verrett has dealt with a torn labrum, he also dealt with this injury in college, but it was to his right shoulder and he was able to play through it the entire season.
With Verrett out, corners Steve Williams and rookie Chris Davis will get extended time, while the team also work out new corner Richard Crawford.
San Diego travels to Miami to play the Dolphins this Sunday, and kickoff is slated for 10 a.m.