Unfortunately, Jason Verrett's injury luck is among the worst in NFL history, and it's just getting worse.
The 49ers' Verrett, a cornerback who had been expected to get substantial playing time on Sunday for the first time in two years, hurt his rotator cuff in a fall on practice and will require shoulder surgery.
Speaking to reporters today, San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan described the injury as "crushing" for Verrett, who has seen a terrible string of setbacks due to injuries in the NFL.
The Chargers selected Verrett in the first round of the 2014 draft, although he missed 10 games and played in only six during his rookie season due to a series of ailments. After playing in all 14 games when healthy in 2015, Verrett was named to the Pro Bowl.
After missing four games in 2016 due to a ruptured ACL, Verrett returned in 2017. After suffering a second knee injury in Week One of the 2017 season, Verrett was unable to play the entire year.
A ruptured Achilles tendon sidelined Verrett for the whole 2018 campaign. Verrett hurt his ankle in 2019 and missed all but one game. Verrett had a successful 2020 season, playing in 13 games while remaining healthy.
On the other hand, he had an ACL tear in Week One of 2021, a knee and Achilles injury that sidelined him for the whole season in 2022, and a solitary game appearance in 2023.
When it's all said and done, Verrett's 10-year NFL career consists of 41 games out of 163.