Soreness prompts Merriman to have knee examined

Updated: August 21, 2008, 3:14 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman had his knee examined Wednesday in Alabama after lingering soreness kept him out of practice for more than a week.

Merriman underwent surgery to repair cartilage damage five months ago but has had persistent pain in the knee during training camp. He traveled to Birmingham to have the knee looked at by Dr. James Andrews, the surgeon who performed the operation.

"I think he wants to make sure he gets it checked out and make sure ...

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