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Corey Liuget had surgery to repair torn labrum in shoulder

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Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget missed some time in the preseason because of a shoulder injury, but it didn’t stop him from playing in all 18 games the Chargers played in the regular season and playoffs.

That doesn’t mean that all was right with the shoulder. Liuget had surgery after the year came to an end to repair the labrum he tore in the team’s second preseason game. The injury likely limited Liuget during the season, although he wouldn’t use it as an excuse for what he felt was a disappointing performance. Liuget finished the year with 5.5 sacks and 42 tackle.

Liuget’s out of his sling now and has resumed working out with plans to be 100 percent by the time training camp rolls around. He’s also planning a major comeback, something that could be in vogue in San Diego with linebackers Melvin Ingram, Dwight Freeney, Jarret Johnson and Larry English also coming off injury-marred seasons.

“It’s going to be ugly,” Liuget said, via Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. “And the things that we did — we weren’t one of the best defenses, but we played pretty good football. With those guys even down, we played pretty good football. I can only imagine once we’re playing with each other and keep practicing with each other, we’re going to be better and better and uglier and uglier. People aren’t going to want to play us. It’s just going to be scary. It’s going to be very scary.”

The Chargers will bring in more help via the draft this week and an improved performance from the defense would go a long way toward making the Chargers a repeat visitor to the postseason.

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13 Responses to “Corey Liuget had surgery to repair torn labrum in shoulder”
  1. humb0lt says: May 7, 2014 1:03 PM

    With a few key additions in the draft, the Bolts’ D should be greatly improved this season which hopefully translates a deep run into the post season. The offense is already pretty much good enough.

  2. chargrz says: May 7, 2014 1:04 PM

    Lets hope he is 100 % as he is needed along with a better pass rush.

  3. bighomiemathews24 says: May 7, 2014 1:10 PM

    Couldn’t agree with him more :,) if we have another good draft were gonna be so loaded its not even gonna be funny. We gona rule the west again #Boltup

  4. sd619tripleog says: May 7, 2014 1:28 PM

    Chargers have a brutal schedule this year but if they make it out on top and fairly healthy, no body will want to see them in the playoffs

  5. bigsowce604 says: May 7, 2014 1:35 PM

    How cute, a bunch of nobodys and over the hill players are going to turn things around for the chargers? Hmm why were no corners brought up? Well chargers have one of the worst pass defences in the Nfl…. yah thats going to be really helpful against Manning! Bunch of scrubs playing corner. Broncos OWN afc west so hard its not even funny. Chargers at best 9-7.

  6. joetoronto says: May 7, 2014 1:49 PM

    “It’s going to be ugly, we’ll be lucky to win a game” Liuget said

    Choo choo!

  7. sd619tripleog says: May 7, 2014 2:03 PM

    If the defense can get to at least the league average for 3rd down efficiency, they’ll be a completely different team for the better

  8. vikesr4reel says: May 7, 2014 2:24 PM

    Washed up anyways

  9. Seaucide55 says: May 7, 2014 3:11 PM

    Surgery to repair torn Labia? Chargers will finish 3rd place again. Defense is terrible.

  10. pftfan says: May 7, 2014 3:21 PM

    Had this same surgery performed on me. I’m amazed how people can play a contact sport like football afterwards, let alone battle in the trenches like a Lineman.

    Just a testament to how far advanced medicine and therapy has come along.

  11. chargerdillon says: May 7, 2014 3:48 PM

    The Chargers schedule this year is absolutely brutal. It’s not a matter of if, it’s when the injuries happen.

    The only way the Chargers make the post season this year is by beating a lot of championship contenders back to back.

    There won’t be any sneaking into the playoffs on the last game of the season like last year. Either they’re going to earn it early or it wont be happening.

  12. asabolts says: May 7, 2014 9:33 PM

    Choo Choo Joe how about your team having a winning season, OH I forgot haven’t seen one in over a decade. Must be terrible to get ready to finish under .500 every year, yeah I know we don’t have any “Rings” but at least we can have some fathom of hope we’ll be in the Playoffs.

  13. chargersdiehard says: May 8, 2014 10:13 AM

    Broncos are going down this year.

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