The Los Angeles Chargers no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when they learned that quarterback Justin Herbert’s injury was only minor. The hub only suffered a costal meniscus fracture and so could be in position for his people’s next game.
The 24-year-old was so worried about his team’s 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday that he was left on the ground a few minutes after receiving a tackle from Mike Dana. He finally missed one game before returning to the field, but he was clearly in pain, the one who constantly stood at the level of the ribs.
However, the results of Herbert’s medical examinations after the duel proved nothing, the NFL Network revealed on Friday.
“We have good news regarding the X-ray results,” said Brandon Staley, technical director for Chargers, whose comments were picked up by USA Today. I think this is good news. When you’re a quarterback, you don’t want to be a broken bone. The fact that it’s cartilage is a good sign.”
Despite everything, Herbert completed the duel against the Chiefs by finding a receiver hand 33 times in 48 attempts, gaining 334 yards, as well as making three touchdown passes. However, it was the victim of a costly interception in the fourth quarter.
So Herbert could return to his post on Sunday, September 25, when the Jacksonville Jaguars are in California.
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