Quarterback Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers against the Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Sept. 11, 2022.
Chargers, will start against the Jacksonville Jaguars
Justin Herbert, a quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers, will start against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3 despite suffering a rib injury.
The Chargers’ Week 2 setback to the Kansas City Chiefs on “Thursday Night Football” left Herbert with a damaged rib cartilage, but going into Sunday, it was unclear how the Chargers would perform. Herbert had extra time to recover.
In order to recover from the damage he sustained last week, Herbert had ten days.
For Herbert, this was a true in-game choice as a result. He stated that his strategy was to perform the same pre-game warmups as usual, and if all went according to plan, he would choose to suit up.
Also on Friday, Herbert mentioned how his ribs felt comfortable.
Pro Football Talk quotes Herbert as saying, “Whatever the plan is, I know our squad will be ready and accomplish everything we can.”
Herbert was in discomfort
When Herbert came up holding his side last week after a strong tackle, he was clearly in discomfort. Even though he eventually returned to the game, everyone could see him wince in discomfort.
The Chargers were within three points when the third-year quarterback still managed to throw a dot to set up a score. However, it was all in vain.
Herbert will play despite his injury
While quarterback Keenan Allen is still suffering with a hamstring issue and will not be participating in this game, Herbert will play despite his injury. Allen was a game-time decision and had been training this week. However, Herbert’s preferred target won’t be available, making Mike Williams the game’s top receiver.
Williams pulled in eight catches for 113 yards and a touchdown last week, allowing Herbert to take advantage of his match-up with the Chiefs.
The Chargers are currently 1-1 while the Jaguars also have a winning record after a decisive victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Last week, Jacksonville didn’t even allow a point to be scored on their own ground.