Doctor’s shot punctured Taylor’s lung
Denver QB Lock could miss as many as 3 weeks
COSTA MESA, Calif. — 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 because of medical restriction issues.
Coach Anthony Lynn said Taylor is still not 100% and that rookie Justin Herbert will get his second NFL start on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
“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.
Herbert was the Chargers’ surprise starter in last Sunday’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
BRONCOS: Drew Lock watched his
replacement Jeff Driskel at Denver’s practice Wednesday, taking the socalled “mental reps” he wasn’t allowed to get last time he was sidelined.
Lock could miss three weeks after spraining his right shoulder Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Driskel replaced Lock at Pittsburgh and will make his first start for the Broncos (0-2) on Sunday against Tampa Bay (1-1).
PACKERS: Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams says he doesn’t know yet whether he’ll be able to play Sunday night at New Orleans after leaving the Packers’ previous game against Detroit with a hamstring injury in the second half. He didn’t practice Wednesday.
Sunday night’s Packers-Saints game features two of the NFL’s most prolific receivers in Adams and New Orleans’ Michael Thomas, but injuries could prevent either guy from playing.
Thomas missed the Saints’ 34-24 loss at Las Vegas with an ankle injury.
RAIDERS: Las Vegas placed starting left guard Richie Incognito on injured reserve with an Achilles injury, the latest injury to their offensive line.
Incognito left Monday night’s 34-24 win over New Orleans in the first quarter with the injury that slowed him in practice the previous week.
49ERS: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo missed practiced Wednesday with a sprained ankle and is unlikely to return this week, setting the stage for backup Nick Mullens to possibly make his first start at quarterback for San Francisco in nearly 21 months.
Garoppolo was one of several 49ers who went down with injuries in last week’s 31-13 win over the New York Jets.
PANTHERS: Running back Mike Davis is set to take over as Carolina’s starter on Sunday against the Chargers, replacing All-Pro Christian McCaffrey, who was moved to short-term injured reserve Wednesday and will miss at least three games because of a high ankle sprain.