Chargers’ Tyrod Taylor out after team doctor punctured his lung

Paola Ditto
Settembre 24, 2020

Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed their Week 2 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs due to sustained chest pains to which he had difficulty breathing.

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

However, the first sign that something was amiss was when rookie QB Herbert lined up as the starter against the Super Bowl champs, with head coach Anthony Lynn only saying that Taylor has experienced "complications" from his injury.

Herbert said he found out he was playing right as the Chargers were lining up to receive the opening kickoff. However, it was apparent that there was something more at play when it was reported that Taylor was later taken to a hospital and discharged later that day. The union has been in touch with Taylor and his agent since Sunday.

The NFL Players Association has said that they are investigating the matter. He ended up with a punctured lung.

Taylor suffered his rib injury during last week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was taken off it, though, after fully participating in practice and taking all of the snaps with the first team. Unless Taylor is "100%", as Lynn described it, the expectation is that Herbert will start against the Panthers.

Doctors have advised Taylor to sit out "indefinitely" as he heals, despite Lynn and the Chargers wanting him back much sooner. Herbert was the No. 6 pick overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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