Manti Te’o Out for the Season with Ruptured Achillies


San Diego lost another major piece to their team when Manti Te’o went down with an injury

The worst has been confirmed for Manti Te’o and the San Diego Chargers. Reports are that the 25-year-old linebacker suffered a ruptured achillies tendon, ending his season immediately.

San Diego has now lost Keenan Allen, Te’o, and Danny Woodhead to major season ending injuries. Brandon Oliver and Jeff Cumberland also were set aside for the season before it even started with injuries.

Te’o is in the final year of his rookie contract, and an injury as brutal as this one will surely affect his ability to get a job next season.

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As a star linebacker at Notre Dame, Te’o was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy, and won the Maxwell, Bednarik, Lott, Nagurski, and Butkus awards. He was a dominating force in the middle of the Irish front seven throughout his career, dating back to 2009.

Manti Te’o was the Chargers second round draft pick out of Notre Dame in 2013. His name drew national headlines after he was “catfished” into thinking a long-distance girlfriend had passed away from cancer. In reality, Te’o was talking to a friend of the Te’o family masking himself as a college aged woman.

San Diego will most likely play rookie Jatavis Brown, who filled in for Te’o when he was injured Sunday. Expect the Chargers to find a veteran on the waiver wire or still available in free agency to help fill the void left by Manti Te’o.