Injection goes awry: doctor punctures quarterback's lung

Injection goes wrong: doctor punctures quarterback's lung

Los Angeles Chargers disaster: While administering an injection of painkiller to heal Tyrod Taylor's ribs, a team doctor instead accidentally punctured a quarterback's lung, leading to his absence just before Sunday's duel latest.

It was ESPN that reported the unusual injury on Wednesday, as Taylor finds himself on the sidelines indefinitely. The 31-year-old quarterback was forced to go to hospital after the maneuver and he won't be back on the pitch until he is 100% recovered, head coach Anthony Lynn said on Sunday. .

The NFL Players Association is currently investigating the incident and will see if penalties are needed.

It was first-year pivot Justin Herbert who was forced to play for the Chargers in this week two game of activities. The Los Angeles club lost 23-20 in overtime to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Herbert is still set to start the team's next game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

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