Sean Merriman's Season Over

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After giving it a go for one game, Chargers linebacker Sean Merriman will undergo season ending knee surgery.

Merriman had reportedly been told by four different doctors that reconstructive surgery would be needed. Instead, the fourth-year All-Pro opted to play in Sunday's opener against the Panthers in order to test the knee.

Immediately after Sunday's game, Merriman said the knee was pretty sore, but otherwise felt OK. He gave no indication at that time that he would elect to go this route.

But apparently, the knee did not pass Merriman's test.

The Merriman news comes one day after the announcement that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's season is over after he was injured in a Week 1 game against the Chiefs.