The LA Chargers might need to find a new team doctor.
Before Sunday’s Chargers-Chiefs game, Chargers starting QB Tyrod Taylor was mysteriously absent due to an undisclosed chest injury.
Chargers’ QB Tyrod Taylor is considered week to week with the chest injury that prevented him from playing Sunday, per source. So Chargers unsure of who their QB will be Sunday against Carolina.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2020
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Taylor’s injury was caused by the Chargers team doctor who accidentally punctured the QB’s lung while administrating a pain-killing shot to his ribs.
The Chargers’ team doctor accidentally punctured his own quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s lung just before kickoff Sunday while trying to administer a pain-killing injection to the quarterback’s cracked ribs, league and team sources told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2020
A Los Angeles Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s lung just before kickoff Sunday while trying to administer a pain-killing injection to the quarterback’s cracked ribs, league and team sources told ESPN.
That is the reason Taylor did not start Sunday and rookie quarterback Justin Herbert unexpectedly did against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs, in an arrangement that is likely to continue Sunday against the Carolina Panthers and quite possibly beyond.
NFL fans immediately had hilarious reactions to the doctor’s unfortunate mistake.
team doctor was playing blitz the league 2 https://t.co/1g9KJU2KXg pic.twitter.com/x0e1fiuWTL
— 🦌 😐 (@SnellSZN) September 23, 2020
glad this guy landed on his feet https://t.co/pGqglj3Ddd pic.twitter.com/zyjsMA1QGN
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) September 23, 2020
This was the doctor https://t.co/SBkv0qBVoL pic.twitter.com/wAnUO2RhHc
— Tony X (@soIoucity) September 23, 2020
— Mark Schofield (@MarkSchofield) September 23, 2020
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 23, 2020
Chargers team doctor : https://t.co/UDnFwgVpfo pic.twitter.com/IJ10lPDFzl
— BeatinTheBookie.com®️ (@BeatinTheBookie) September 23, 2020
He happen to look like this? pic.twitter.com/XfKL8hQ2VM
— preston (@ChiefWanabangya) September 23, 2020
is he dr leo spaceman https://t.co/Ht51gfnTM1 pic.twitter.com/flZrabgAHe
— megan YELI MVP brown (@thatgirlondeck) September 23, 2020