Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert suffered a rib cartilage fracture in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles’ 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and is considered day-to-day, head coach Brandon Staley told reporters Friday.
The Chargers next take the field on Sept. 25 versus the Jaguars, which gives the QB a nine-day window for recovery.
Asked if he was optimistic Herbert would be available for Week 3, Staley responded, “I think we got good news in terms of what the CT scan expressed. So that’s good news. I think playing quarterback, you don’t want it to be to the bones. The fact that it’s cartilage is a good sign.
“But again it’s just going to come down to comfort. It’s such a rotational position. We’re just gonna have to make sure that he’s comfortable. We’re not going to know more about how he feels until later on in the week.”