Chargers QB Justin Herbert’s injury revealed

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Good news for Chargers fans.

The diagnosis of quarterback Justin Herbert’s injury that he sustained in Thursday night’s loss to the Chiefs is fractured rib cartilage, per head coach Brandon Staley.

As a result, Herbert is day-to-day. Staley added that he could be back at practice next week, but the team will take the weekend and reassess on Monday to determine whether he can practice.

Herbert suffered the injury when he took a hit from defensive end Mike Danna to his midsection late in the fourth quarter, leaving him on the ground in some pain.

Herbert got up, walked off the field, and sat out for a single play while trainers assessed him. He came back in the game but was still in pain, as evidenced by passing on a chance to run for a first down while in obvious discomfort.

Despite grimacing in pain, Herbert still made a couple of big throws upon returning to the field to cut the final margin to three, including a 35-yard laser to DeAndre Carter on fourth down. He followed that up with a seven-yard pass to Joshua Palmer in the back of the end zone.

Herbert finished the game, completing 33 of 48 passes for 334 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire