Justin Herbert Recovering Well From Injury, Chargers Coach Confirms

Justin Herbert at Los Angeles Chargers football team practice in 2020.
Justin Herbert at Los Angeles Chargers football team practice in 2020. Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (10748054j)

Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley stated on Wednesday that quarterback Justin Herbert is now considered day-to-day after exhibiting a gradual recovery from a rib injury incurred six days prior.

Herbert suffered a fracture to his rib cartilage during the Chargers’ 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Thursday after being hit hard by Chiefs defensive end Mike Danna. After a brief injury interval, Herbert returned to action, missing just one play. He was subsequently hurt when sandwiched between Chiefs pass-rushers Frank Clark and George Karlaftis. While choosing to remain in the game, Herbert’s injury began to flare up once play was concluded.

Staley revealed that Herbert has recovered significantly since his injury, explaining that the decision for Herbert to play in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars will rest firmly on the quarterback’s shoulders.

Herbert participated partially in training on Wednesday. While he did not throw any passes in the portion of the training session that was open to reporters, he was involved in handling balls off to running backs. Currently, Herbert remains listed as a limited participant on the Chargers’ injury report.