Chargers’ team doctor punctured Taylor’s lung – source
COSTA MESA – Quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday’s game due to a punctured lung, suffered at the hand of a team doctor according to a person familiar with the case.
The person spoke to the press on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because of medical restriction issues.
Because Taylor is still not 100%, Coach Anthony Lynn said that rookie Justin Herbert will get his second NFL start on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Lynn said he wasn’t angry about what occurred because the mistake wasn’t intentional.
“There were complications with the shot but I know the man (who gave it). People make mistakes. It is something we will talk about internally,” Lynn said.
Justin Herbert was the Chargers’ starter in last Sunday’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. According to Lynn, he didn’t find out until less than five minutes before kickoff that Taylor would be unable to play.
Herbert said he found out he was playing right as the Chargers were lining up to receive the opening kickoff.
Herbert, picked sixth in April’s overall draft, became the ninth quarterback since the merger to throw for over 300 yards in his debut, but threw an interception late in the third quarter.
The Chiefs recovered that into a tying touchdown.