Merriman Fined For Hit On Delhomme

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman has undergone surgery to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee.

The Chargers said they had no information about the procedure. However, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press the operation went well and there was no further damage.

Merriman tried to play in the season opener but recorded only two tackles in a 26-24 loss to Carolina. The NFL slapped him with a 7,500-dollar fine Monday for unnecessarily striking Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme below the knees during that game.

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