|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(4/28/14) Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o underwent surgery after the season to fix a foot injury that bothered him throughout the year. He's focused on making sure the injury has no lingering effects in 2014.
“It was a long process, and I’m glad I was able to get that past me,” Te’o said in a radio interview, per ESPN.com. “Now, it’s all about recovering. It’s all about getting stronger, and making sure that stepping into season two that I have no affects from it, and I can just go out there and play."
Te'o said the injury, which kept him out of the first three games, continued to affect him to a certain degree. He added that he made "beginner's mistakes."
"The best thing about that is there’s a lot of room for improvement," he said. "I’m looking forward to this year, just getting together with my teammates again, and having a year under my belt on the field and with the playbook."
Te'o finished with 61 tackles and four pass breakups in 13 games.