Derwin James needs surgery, which will keep him out 6-8 months

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Chargers coach Anthony Lynn struck a somber tone when talking about Derwin James‘ right knee injury Monday morning. It foreshadowed Monday evening’s news.

James will miss the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

The All-Pro will require surgery on his meniscus and the full repair will keep James out six to eight months, per Rapoport.

The Chargers were hoping James could get by with a meniscus trim, which would have sidelined him four weeks or so. But James has not had much injury luck.

As a sophomore at Florida State in 2016, James played only two games while dealing with a torn meniscus and cartilage damage in his knee.

He began last season on injured reserve with a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his foot. He returned in Week 13 and started the final five games of the season.

17 responses to “Derwin James needs surgery, which will keep him out 6-8 months

  1. Feel bad for DJ, this guy is a baller, just can’t stay healthy. Get well, and come back strong.

  2. This means the team wanted him to sacrifice his longevity to play this season. Hes opted for repair which will actually allow him to play longer than he wouldve with a trim.

  3. Man if I was a big time free agent I’d stay away from the bolts. Seems like it ain’t the NFL if the Chargers don’t lose at least 2 starters before the season starts.

  4. Down voting comments on wishing players to get healthy and bounce back boggles the mind

  5. Derwin needs to come back to Florida, we’ll be waiting for you in Miami, we have the best Health Care at NSU…

  6. This will be a lot of time missed at a young age for him. Hopefully he can come back healthy and get these injuries behind him. When healthy he could be one of the better safeties in the NFL.

  7. So he’s missed 3 out of the last 5 seasons due to injury? Start saying good-bye to that big $100 million contract.

  8. This means the team wanted him to sacrifice his longevity to play this season. Hes opted for repair which will actually allow him to play longer than he wouldve with a trim.
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    Lol no it doesn’t. Hoping for a better outcome doesn’t mean the team tried to convince him to do the short term fix. These conspiracy theories are ridiculous. You watch too much national news.

  9. So that’s now a torn meniscus in college, a stress fracture in his foot last year, and now the meniscus again. You absolutely hate to see talented players be made of glass. Maxamili in the comments above seems to have hit it on the head, James is looking like he very well might become the next Bob Sanders.

  10. There is actually a new procedure being done overseas where they fully replace the meniscii with a polyurethane-carbonate material to mimic the function of the meniscus. Pretty cool for those that otherwise would be looking at replacement.

  11. Bob Sanders was better, he won Defensive Player of the Year and led the Colts defense to a championship.

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