Charg­ers’ QB suf­fered punc­tured lung

Lethbridge Herald - - Herald Sport -

Los Angeles Charg­ers quar­ter­back Ty­rod Tay­lor missed last Sun­day’s game be­cause a team doc­tor ac­ci­den­tally punc­tured his lung, ac­cord­ing to a per­son fa­mil­iar with the case.

The per­son spoke to The As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity Wed­nes­day be­cause of med­i­cal re­stric­tion is­sues.

Coach An­thony Lynn said Tay­lor is still not 100 per cent and that rookie Justin Her­bert will get his sec­ond NFL start on Sun­day against the Carolina Pan­thers.

Lynn did not have a timetable on how long

Tay­lor would be out but said that the 10-year vet­eran quar­ter­back was at the team’s com­plex and work­ing with Her­bert. When asked about his level of frus­tra­tion with what hap­pened, 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,” Lynn said.

Her­bert was the Charg­ers’ sur­prise starter in last Sun­day’s 23-20 over­time loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Lynn said 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.

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