Chargers lose Dwight Freeney for season

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Dwight Freeney’s first season with the Chargers is over after four games.

Freeney, the veteran outside linebacker who signed with the Chargers in May, is headed to injured reserve and out for the year, U-T San Diego reports.

Freeney suffered a torn quad in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, and he will require at least a few months of recovery time.

Although he only had half a sack, the 33-year-old Freeney was off to a good start with the Chargers, getting consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks and starting all four games. He’ll be tough for the Chargers to replace.

Freeney still has another season left on the two-year deal he signed with the Chargers, so he may be back in San Diego in 2014.

32 responses to “Chargers lose Dwight Freeney for season

  1. Just doesn’t stop for the Bolts…when it rains, it pours. First Ingram, Danario, M80 and now Freeney! Hopefully guys can step up and make plays.

  2. Oh man… I remember commenting on a PFT article a few weeks ago, the subject of which was freeney saying he didn’t see mike vick staying healthy in the eagles O, and my comment was that we could ask Vick about why Freeney can’t stay healthy. And now, scene.

    I don’t wish injury on anyone. But the point is that pots and kettles and whatnot…

  3. Hate to see this happen to him he was a great player for the Colts till the Colts Saints SB then all his injuries started to show.

  4. Do you think that maybe, that injuries are happening more these days than ever before? And if this is true, then is it also possible that these new laws may be at heart of this?

    NFL Commentators have said that maybe defensive players are more indecisive making themselves vulnerable to injuries while trying to make a tackle.

    I am getting depressed seeing all these injuries and how these injuries are happening in spite of the rules to protect them?

    Once again lawyers breaking what was not broken at all.

  5. stlluna7 says:

    Do you think that maybe, that injuries are happening more these days than ever before? And if this is true, then is it also possible that these new laws may be at heart of this?

    Yes there seem to be significantly more injuries than usual this year.

    Not sure what you mean by new laws however.

    If you mean the recent CBA that’s what I think is the problem. By limiting offseason workouts as much as they have the NFLPA has weakened every one of their member’s strength and conditioning. I believe the reduced level of strength and conditioning is resulting in more injuries.

  6. Chargers cant catch a break with as many injuries they have dealt with this season and last. Seems the only person to actually play every game is Rivers.

    I dont remember him missing a start due to injury. The guy is solid as a rock. Go figure.

  7. Why the hell would they sign Richard Seymour? He doesn’t fit their scheme and isn’t a pass rusher.

  8. They could always use an extra hand polishing their empty trophy case. So they’ll be able to get some use out of him for the last 3/4 of the season.

  9. For a team as ravaged by injuries as they are, new coach mike mccoy deserves some respect for the fact they could be 4-0 right now as banged up as they are.

    Freeny was only brought in for the sake of desperation after losing as many guys early on as we did.

    The injuries suck, but this coach has his team prepared for every game. Not much more I can ask for.

  10. Wasn’t Freeney whining during the off season about how no teams were willing to “over” pay him for his services this season…collusion is it?

    What about veterans past their prime extorting teams into signing players into contracts they can’t honor because of injuries?

    I’m not celebrating his injury, but it’s ironic he goes on the attack & then is lost for the season, four weeks into his new contract.

  11. I agree with you treesloth16. There are a number of injuries throughout the league, however, it seems t hit the chargers worse EVERY year. I have to question the fact of Floyd. Has he EVER played a full season at any point in his career? I have to question the strength and conditioning coach. I know Floyd and Alexander both have a history of injuries, but three fifths of the O line, the linebackers, and wide receivers? I can’t wait to see how Telesco and McCoy do after they fix AJ’s mess. Maybe we can be as good as the Broncos.

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