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Corey Liuget improving strength after shoulder surgery

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San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget played all of last season despite a damaged shoulder that limited his effectiveness.

However, surgery to repair a torn labrum now has Liuget returning to full strength.

According Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Liuget says he’s stronger than he was at any point last season.

“Being able to get under the bench, it’s helping me now,” Liuget said. “I see the difference in actually pumping weights and everything.”

Liuget posted 42 tackles and 5.5 sacks for the Chargers last season despite playing through the injury. His numbers were down slightly from 2012, where he had 51 tackles and seven sacks.

Liuget is hoping to add some quickness as well by dropping some weight before training camp. He’s looking to play this season at 290 pounds for San Diego, down from the 300 pounds he’s currently listed at on the team’s roster.

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6 Responses to “Corey Liuget improving strength after shoulder surgery”
  1. National Fanatic says: Jun 24, 2014 2:12 AM

    This season should be Liuget’s breakout season. His shoulder injury happened in week one in 2013 and he was very limited, yet still played. Liuget and JJ Watt were very close in stats in 2012, and if San Diego can keep injuries minimal, they can certainly have a very deep playoff run in 2014.

  2. TylerHills says: Jun 24, 2014 3:50 AM

    As a Chiefs fan this guy is a pain.

  3. vaughnjoe says: Jun 24, 2014 5:19 AM

    Woo LETS GO CHARGERS! Get Brandon Flowers over here and we might make some noise this season.

  4. joetoronto says: Jun 24, 2014 6:43 AM

    Liuget reamins hopeless and ringless in San Diego.

    Choo choo!

  5. billyburley says: Jun 24, 2014 8:30 AM

    2 Liuget…

  6. natelan69 says: Jun 24, 2014 11:23 AM

    The troubles at O-line for San Diego in the last few years are well documented.

    Less acknowledged, is that the D-line has suffered tremendously as well, particularly last year.

    So far, we appear healthy on the line at D (Offensive line now just lacks talent and depth… Sorry Philip), but I expect wonderful things from this healthy D-line. Which of course, in turn, makes DB’s look like super stars.

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