One of the unluckiest players in the NFL when it comes to staying healthy appears to have suffered another season-ending injury in Week 1 of the NFL season.
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jason Verrett suffered a right knee injury that both the player and team fear could be a torn ACL, accordingto multiple reports. Verrett is expected to have the injury examined further when the Niners arrive in West Virginia for a week of practices before next week's contest in Philadelphia.
"We're hoping for the best, but it's crushing," Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters after his team's 41-33 victory over the Detroit Lions. "The bad luck he's had and putting together these last two years staying healthy and how good of a camp he had. ... I have got a lot of love for JV and respect him as much as anyone I've ever been around. So, I'm really hurting for him."
Selected in the first round of the 2014 draft by the Chargers, Verrett played a total of just six games from 2016 to 2019 due to a torn left ACL in 2016 that never fully healed, followed by a torn right Achilles suffered during a training camp conditioning test while with the Chargers in 2018.
Finally healthy, Verrett, 30, signed with San Francisco before the 2019 season.
With Verrett likely out, the Niners could turn to a familiar face for much-needed depth -- veteran free agent cornerback Richard Sherman.
"We have discussed it," Shanahan told reporters. "I've talked to Sherm about it, too. Sherm is always a possibility."
San Francisco also lost another player due to injury in running back Raheem Mostert, who left with a knee injury and did not return.
Receiver Jerry Jeudy suffered a right high ankle sprain and was carted off the field during the third quarter of his team's 27-13 road victory over the New York Giants. According to reports, X-rays were negative for Jeudy's injury.
Washington Football Team
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will have an MRI on Monday to determine the full extent of a hip injury he suffered during the second quarter of his team's 20-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Fitzpatrick had to leave the game and did not return.
Los Angeles Chargers
Right tackle Bryan Bulaga (back) and cornerback Nasir Adderley (shoulder) suffered injuries in the game against the Washington Football Club that forced them off the field. Neither player returned to the game.
New York Jets
Left tackle Mekhi Becton suffered what is believed to be an MCL knee sprain during the third quarter of his team's loss to the Carolina Panthers. Becton was helped to the sideline by trainers and carted to the locker room for further evaluation.
New Orleans Saints
Cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who reportedly agreed to a five-year, $97.6 million extension over the weekend, suffered a right thumb injury that forced him to miss some time in the second half of his team's 38-3 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Lattimore returned to the game with a cast on his hand and will reportedly be week-to-week as he recovers.
Oft-injured running back Rashaad Penny suffered a left calf injury early in his team's 28-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts the forced the San Diego State product to leave the game. Penny did not return.
--Field Level Media