Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert is expected to make his second straight start on Sunday when Los Angeles plays the Panthers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Herbert, the No. 6 pick in the 2020 NFL draft, made his NFL debut in Los Angeles' 23-20 overtime loss to the Chiefs this past weekend. Tyrod Taylor was expected to start for LA, but suffered chest pains prior to kickoff.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, a Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured Taylor’s lung just before kickoff Sunday while trying to administer a pain-killing injection to the quarterback’s cracked ribs. The team previously said Taylor suffered complications from an injection.
Taylor suffered two cracked ribs during the Chargers' 1 win over the Bengals.
Herbert threw for 311 yards and recorded two total TDs and one interception in Sunday's loss.
Check out the latest news and notes from around the NFL:
- The Panthers announced that they have placed RB Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve. He will miss at least three games. (Carolina Panthers)
- The 49ers announced Wednesday they've promoted DE Dion Jordan to their active roster, signed DE Ziggy Ansah and placed DE Nick Bosa and DL Solomon Thomas on IR. (San Francisco 49ers)
- The Giants announced Wednesday that they've placed WR Sterling Shephard on IR with turf toe to make room for RB Devonta Freeman. (New York Giants)
- The NFL announced that Bills QB Josh Allen and Cowboys QB Dak Prescott were named the offensive players of the week for the AFC and NFC, respectively, for Week 2. (NFL)
- The Seahawks are placing WR Phillip Dorsett on injured reserved. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
- Eagles WR Jalen Reagor has a UCL tear in his thumb is expected to be placed on IR. He left the game Sunday but returned to play through the injury. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)