Tyrod Taylor injury: The Chargers’ team doctor punctured QB’s lung before the match, according to the report

Tyrod Taylor injury: The Chargers' team doctor punctured QB's lung before the match, according to the report

If you’re surprised to see rising midfielder Justin Herbert get a start for the Los Angeles Chargers in week two, you aren’t alone. There was no indication that the current QB1, Tyrod Taylor, would miss the team’s game against Super Bowl champion, Kansas City Chiefs, and he wasn’t simply missing from the field – he wasn’t on the sidelines either. Taylor was hospitalized on Sunday after being included in Friday’s injury report with a rib injury, but it was not the injury itself that caused his sudden turn for the worse.

The problem is that the Chargers’ team doctor punctured Taylor’s lung while trying to give a pain reliever injection to help him play through the rib injury mentioned above. According to ESPN’s Adam ShifterWhich forces him to seek immediate medical care. Taylor was released later that day, and his condition for week 3 and beyond remains in limbo, as he was advised to sit indefinitely while he fully heals the hole. This doesn’t necessarily mean he’s finished the season, but instead the team will play by ear, but Herbert will start again in Week 3 – in Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

This is a tragic move by Chargers’ medical staff, and it remains unclear what the fallout will be off the field, especially given the fact that Taylor’s job as a junior is now in real danger. Herbert did well in the Chargers’ loss to Chiefs, and while Coach Anthony Lynn insists Taylor is still QB1 when he’s ready, that’s a far cry from polishing. The more time Taylor wasted, assuming Herbert continues to play well, the less likely it is that the announcement is correct. A medical accident opens the chargers to a formal complaint and / or legal action, should Taylor decide to go ahead with the case.

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NFLPA launched an investigation into the matter.

As for the accident itself, it has been reported that medical experts believe that the chances of a puncture in the lung during the procedure are a known risk. According to Sam Famer of Los Angeles Times, Who also notes the traditional recommendation after such an accident is not a strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks. Chronologically, assuming Taylor receives such advice and is able to return in that timeframe, he will be available for a freight shipper somewhere between late October and early November, which might also conflict with the team’s farewell in Week 10. A cutting edge story, however, any timeline reported at the moment is completely flexible and subject to change as more details emerge.

Taylor signed a two-year, $ 11 million contract in 2019 to play the backup for Philip Rivers, who has now left and joined the Indianapolis Colts. Despite naming Taylor Starter for the first week earlier in the season, Chargers made the extra move using the sixth public pick on Herbert, leading many to question whether the future of the franchise will be thrown out immediately in 2020. It shouldn’t be, At least, not for the first week, but a mistake made by the Chargers’ team doctor gave Herbert the job last week.

And now, with Taylor also in the final year of his contract and working to recover from a lung puncture by his team doctor, it is unclear if the veteran will ever get his job back.

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