Denver Broncos linebacker Aaron Patrick is suing the NFL, the Los Angeles Chargers, SoFi Stadium, and others after suffering a torn ACL a month ago.
Per TMZ, Patrick’s attorney, William M. Berman of Berman & Riedel released the following statement following the lawsuit:
“Player safety should be the foremost of importance to the NFL and its owners. The NFL is a multi-billion-dollar sports enterprise and business, and it needs to do everything possible to protect its players from non-contact game injuries.”
The linebacker is suing multiple parties for unspecified damages.
How did Aaron Patrick get injured?
Patrick tried to avoid colliding with an individual on the sidelines of a Monday night game between the Broncos and the Chargers after the play had ended. He fell on the mat, twisted his leg, and tore his ACL. He’s currently taking legal action in lieu of the situation.
Patrick claims that the negligent placement of mats, covering cords and cables led to the injury. He asserts that he slipped on the mat as he was trying not to collide with personnel on the sidelines.
How long is Aaron Patrick out for?
Patrick was on the active roster to begin the season, but after suffering a torn ACL in Week 6 against Los Angeles, Denver put him on IR, ending his season.
Patrick is under contract for the 2023 season, and he’ll have to prove he’s healthy when he comes back if he wants to get re-signed by Denver or signed by another team in 2024.
Aaron Patrick’s career
Aaron Patrick played college football at Eastern Kentucky University. He finished his college career with 27.5 sacks, which is the second-most in school history.
He was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad on December 14, 2020 but was waived on August 31, 2021, during final roster cuts. The Broncos signed him to their practice squad on September 23, 2021.
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