Doc­tor’s shot punc­tured Tay­lor’s lung

Den­ver QB Lock could miss as many as 3 weeks

Albuquerque Journal - - BUSINESS SERVICE DIRECTORY - AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

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