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Does Merriman fear the Hardwick treatment?

LB Shawne Merriman (Jamie Squire/Getty)

Chargers fans hoping for good news on the Shawne Merriman front suffered another disappointment on Saturday when it was reported that Merriman has tears in both his PCL and LCL. The man known as "Lights Out" is still pondering his options and would be wise to consider the case of one of his teammates before making a final decision.

Shawne Merriman has informed both of the major San Diego-area newspapers, the Union Tribune and the North County Times, that he has tears in both his PCL and LCL. Merriman is still considering the best course of treatment, of which three options are available: 1) rehab the injury and play through the pain, possibly risking further injury; 2) undergo minor surgery to mend the tears, which would...

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