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  • MRI confirms torn Achilles for Chargers' Manti Te'o

    Shalise Manza Young at Shutdown Corner1 hr ago

    Fourth-year linebacker Manti Te’o will miss the rest of the season for the San Diego Chargers after a Monday morning MRI confirmed the worst fears: he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

    For the Chargers, it’s the third time in as many weeks they’ve lost a key contributor to a major injury: in Week 1, it was receiver Keenan Allen who tore his ACL; in Week 2, it was Danny Woodhead suffering a torn ACL as well, and now Te’o.

    For Te’o, it marks the end of an important season: this is the fourth and final year of his rookie contract (he was a second-round pick out of Notre Dame in 2013), and despite injuries every year (he missed at least three games a year in his first three seasons), he had become not just a starter, but a leader, voted a defensive captain by his teammates this season.

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