People familiar with the matter said that Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed the game last Sunday because the team doctor accidentally punctured his lung.
Due to medical restrictions, the person spoke with the Associated Press on Wednesday under anonymity.
Coach Anthony Lynn said Taylor is not 100%, and rookie Justin Herbert (Justin Herbert) will enter the NFL for the second time in Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
Lynn has no timetable for how long Taylor will stay, but he said that the 1
“The shooting has some complications, but I know that person (who gave it). People make mistakes. This is something we will discuss internally.” Lynn said.
Herbert was the Charger’s starter in a 23-20 turnover in overtime last Sunday Chief of Kansas City. Lynn said he didn’t realize that Taylor would not be able to participate in the game until less than five minutes before the kick-off.
Herbert said that he found himself doing well in the game because the Chargers were lining up for the opening ceremony.
Tyler was taken to the hospital due to breathing difficulties, and Lynn said that he had reacted to the injection. Taylor was released on Sunday night. He suffered a rib injury in the opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 13. He made a brief appearance in the Chargers report on Friday. Taylor was selected after he was fully involved in practice and had all the contacts with the first team.
The NFL Players Association said on Wednesday that they have contacted Taylor and his agent and have begun an investigation into the matter. ESPN first reported lung puncture.
Despite what happened, Taylor’s teammates also responded to Lynn, expressing confidence in the team’s medical staff.
“I don’t think any trust should be lost. I mean, things are happening all the time. Before that, he had completed the procedure many times.
Hunter Henry, who suffered a knee injury in the past two seasons, also expressed his confidence in the team doctors, but this is not a good situation.
“This is not good, I know no one of us thinks it is good. But we will keep going,” he said.
Herbert was the sixth overall pick in the April draft, becoming the ninth quarterback since the merger, throwing more than 300 yards in his debut. He ranks 33 in 311 yards and touchdowns, at 22.
Lynn said that he would like to know how Herbert did after a week of practice in the first unit. Under the coaching of the first-year coach Matt Rhule, Los Angeles is 1-1 and Carolina is 0-2.
“We put him in some difficult situations last week. He didn’t practice certain things.” Lynn said. “He didn’t panic. He lost some very good free throws in that game and walked around so he could extend the game time. You know, he did a good job in that game, but he was not fully prepared because He did not practice all the representatives.
“I am looking forward to seeing him practice for a week under his belt and treat every representative as a starter.”
The Associated Press football writer Barry Wilner contributed to this story.
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