San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner has said he expects outside linebacker Shawne Merriman to be as healthy as he’s been all season by Sunday’s divisional playoff game against the New York Jets.
So far, so good.
“I’m not going to put a percentage on it,” Merriman said yesterday. “But I definitely feel better than I felt the past six weeks, at least.”
After playing with the aid of painkilling shots most of the second half of the season because of a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, Merriman has not practiced since before the Dec. 25 game at Tennessee.
Merriman expects to practice Wednesday.