Scott Chandler’s knee injury is likely career-ending

AP

When the Patriots released tight end Scott Chandler with a “failed physical” designation last month, it indicated that he still hadn’t recovered from the knee injury that had nagged him last season. But it turns out that Chandler’s knee is a lot worse than anyone realized.

Chandler wrote on social media this weekend that he recently had surgery for a knee injury that will likely end his career.

“This game gives and takes. This surgery will take me out of next season, and probably keep me from playing again,” Chandler wrote.

A 2007 fourth-round pick of the Chargers, Chandler also played for the Giants, Cowboys and Bills. In his best season, 2013, he caught 53 passes for 655 yards.

24 responses to “Scott Chandler’s knee injury is likely career-ending

  1. Meanwhile… Josh Gordon continues to piss away his opportunity… Makes perfect sense when you think about it…

  2. shame…grunt player whose results exceeded his natural ability…a worker who never complained…yet came up, from time to time, big plays wherever he played.

  3. Class act. Will always remember his td celebration where he shoveled snow during a big storm. Best of luck.

  4. Why did the pats play him at end of year if he couldn’t pass a physical 3 months later. Should of held him out, why aren’t teams accountable for this ?

  5. Sad when he left the Bills. Always hardworking and professional. Nice that he got to enjoy a playoff run before he hung them up.

  6. Armstrong, you packer fans love to forget that your defense has collapsed and blew a lead the last 2 years in the playoffs. #nfcNorthChamps

  7. Was it that dirt ball Ward that did this, or if not, which other low hitting Denver DB is to blame? I seem to recall Chandler getting his legs taken out more than once in the OT game.

    Turns out that game determined the SB winner. So I’m sure the Donks have no regrets.

  8. The injury might explain his less-than-expected performance and inability to separate from DBs. Thanks to him for giving it all that he had and best wishes if he retires.

  9. supra23 says:
    Apr 3, 2016 11:45 AM

    Why did the pats play him at end of year if he couldn’t pass a physical 3 months later. Should of held him out, why aren’t teams accountable for this ?
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    swineflooo says:
    Apr 3, 2016 11:50 AM

    Supra, he barely played if at all near the end of the season. What are you even blabbing about?

    He had more receptions his last two game then he did all year. One thing you can count on. Is when you looked it up pats fans on here are wrong for the most part.

  10. ++++++++++++++++++++++
    fanofpft says:
    Apr 3, 2016 2:52 PM
    supra23 says:
    Apr 3, 2016 11:45 AM

    Why did the pats play him at end of year if he couldn’t pass a physical 3 months later. Should of held him out, why aren’t teams accountable for this ?
    Report comment
    swineflooo says:
    Apr 3, 2016 11:50 AM

    Supra, he barely played if at all near the end of the season. What are you even blabbing about?

    He had more receptions his last two game then he did all year. One thing you can count on. Is when you looked it up pats fans on here are wrong for the most part.
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Ummm, we’re talking about Scott Chandler here…the guy who had ZERO receptions the last SIX games of the season including two playoff games in which he had very few plays and zero targets. He had 5 and then 4 catches in two games in NOVEMBER, his best games of the year before he injured his knee in the first week of December.

    I guess the Pats fans were the ones who had their facts straight…and as usual Haters aren’t too concerned with facts.

  11. Wrong again 5 and 4 were Nov. Dec. the highest of the year. The last 3 games he was shut down. That doesn’t negate the fact he was used the most the last 2 games he played. Did they play him in the playoff? That’s a whole other issue then.

  12. Yes, I stand cvorrected – one of the games where he had 4 catches was on 6 Dec, but back to your original point, which was (incorrectly) “correcting” the previous post by inferring that Chandler was playing his best at the end of the season. Now you’re lamely backtracking and claiming he played the most or best in the last 2 games “he played”…which is absolutely false. He played the last 2 regular season games with ZERO catches, and 2 playoff games with ZERO catches.

    You were obviously wrong about your statements in both of your posts – in a failed attemp to ” correct” and criticize the post that stated “Supra, he barely played if at all near the end of the season.” which was correct and accurate since he was injured the last 4 weeks of the regular season and 2 playoff games. If that isn’t the “end of the season”, what is??

  13. They should put him on IR then if he was injured. I get players want to play but the team has to step in for the player because with warrior mentalities they will always suit up and give it a go. I’m not blaming the pats as all teams do it. I think all NFL docs should be independent of the team, as the team generally doesn’t have the player’s best health in mind, they have winning in mind.

  14. I wasn’t able to find any report of an injury settlement for Scott Chandler. I agree that he seems entitled to some type of compensation since he was injured during the season, and that appears to be related to his failed physical / release. But I don’t know if injury settlement terms are mandatory / included in every player contract or are part of the CBA that covers all players ? Seems like Mr. Florio can answer this question though…

  15. You really don’t like seeing that happen to one of the good guys. Heal up, get well and hopefully you will be putting the pads on once again ..

  16. Not naming any names, but it’s too bad a guy that has the DRIVE to be good is taken out with physical issues, whereas guys that CAN be great seem to just not give a damn. Like that TE that went from SF to Denver, did NOTHING, and now is at Washington.

  17. Chandler had his most targets and most catches in the game Gronk was injured and in the next game where Gronk was out. games 11 and 12.

    He had one target in the final 6 Patriots games including the playoffs.

    not exactly over using and injured player as some idiot might suggest

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