Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o suffered an Achilles injury in the first quarter of today’s game at Indianapolis. Te’o wasn’t touched on the play. He dropped into coverage, tried to plant his feet and change direction, and immediately crumpled to the ground. He was helped off the field and then carted to the locker room. The Chargers announced that Te’o is out for the rest of the game with an Achilles injury, and it didn’t look like a good situation for Te’o. Te’o is in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract as the Chargers’ 2013 second-round pick.
Players' Preview: at Indianapolis - Chargers.com (video) Go inside the locker room to hear what the Bolts have said about the Colts this week. Rivers, Verrett make coaching easier - Michael Gehlken (UT$) "There are certain things when you talk about Philip’s role," Mccoy said. "Is it a run-to-run check? Is it a run-to-pass? Is it a pass-to-run? You have all those variations. All the sudden, you have a certain play called, and there is some front that he sees. And he says, ‘I don’t want to throw into this. We can check into a run and pick up a first down.’ When you have someone as talented and smart as Philip, you have the flexibility to do that. He’s one of the best all-time to play the game.
San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Manti Te’o has been lost for the season after suffering an Achilles tear in Week 3. An MRI confirmed what was assumed on Sunday. After the game, Te’o was emotional, knowing his season was likely lost. However, he remained positive about his present circumstance and his future. “Everything happens for a reason,” he said following the game, per the team’s website. “I live by a quote that says, ‘God puts mountains in front of you to show other people that it can be moved,’ and my faith is strong. I know that I will be alright. Unfortunately, I couldn’t be out there with my brothers and playing, and that is the thing that hurts the most. It was a big year for