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Rams and Chargers will put their best feet forward on 'My Cause, My Cleats' day in the NFL on Sunday

Rams and Chargers will put their best feet forward on 'My Cause, My Cleats' day in the NFL on Sunday

When the big-toe injury that hobbled Corey Liuget all week flares up in Sunday’s game, as he suspects it will, the Chargers’ defensive tackle will flash back to the grit and determination his 6-week-old son, Corey Jr., showed when he came out of open-heart surgery five years ago.

And he’ll draw strength from it.

“Him fighting, giving all he had and going through all that pain inspires me,” Liuget, 27, said after Friday’s practice in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

“To see him go through what he went through as an infant in that hospital bed leads me to feel like, ‘Hey, the sky is the limit for me.’ I push myself because I know my son is...

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