COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback has been removed six days after a fracture to his rib cartilage. Justin Herbert. He will be considered day-to-day ahead of the Week 3 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday.
“He’s had a lot of rest since the last game,” Staley said. “He’s feeling more comfortable. I know he was able to do some light throws yesterday, some rotation work, but we’re going to take it day by day and see where his comfort level is.”
Herbert did not throw any passes during the short practice session open to reporters on Wednesday. Third year quarterly returns are shown as backup quarterly returns. Chase Daniel And Easton Stick Thrower took reps.
Herbert was involved in passing the ball to a running back and was listed as a limited participant on the Chargers’ injury report.
Staley said whether Herbert plays Sunday will be a decision that starts at quarterback.
“It starts with him and obviously the medical team feels good about how he feels, we weigh the options and then we make a good decision,” Staley said.
The Chargers doctor who treated Herbert’s injury has been accused of medical malpractice by the former Chargers quarterback Tyrod TaylorIn the year He is seeking at least $5 million in 2020 after suffering a lung injury while being treated for a rib injury, according to a copy of the original lawsuit and subsequent lawsuits related to the suit obtained by ESPN.
Asked Wednesday if there was any concern about Herbert’s treatment given the history of quarterback care, Staley said player care is paramount.
“Any player that goes through something like that, that’s your biggest responsibility as a coach is to take care of your players,” Staley said. “So I think we have full agreement with Justin and his family, his representatives and the medical staff, and what we’re trying to do is adjust that way and trust the process and hopefully get him. Well soon.”
Herbert suffered the injury in Thursday’s 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
5 minutes and 9 seconds before the end of the game, the Chiefs’ defense ended Mike Dana He hit Herbert and left the quarterback on the field for too long.
In two games, Herbert passed for 613 yards and six touchdowns.