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.