Tyrod Taylor Won’t File Grievance vs. Chargers Over Doctor Puncturing Lung
Due to the freak injury, Taylor lost his job to rookie quarterback Justin Herbert
Even though it cost him his job as the team’s starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor will not file a grievance against the Los Angeles Chargers or the club doctor who punctured his lung before a game this season, ESPN reports.
Taylor was forced to the sidelines just before LA’s Week 2 game against the Chiefs after the Chargers’ team doctor accidentally punctured the 31-year-old’s lung while trying to administer a pain-killing injection to the quarterback’s cracked ribs.
As a result, rookie quarterback Justin Herbert got the first start of his NFL career and played reasonably well in a last-second loss to the defending Super Bowl champs.
Originally, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn had said Taylor would regain the starting job when healthy, but changed his tune in October after Herbert continued to impress. Taylor missed six games due to the freak injury.
“Tyrod Taylor is a class act,” Lynn said earlier this week, according to The Los Angeles Times. “That’s why he was voted captain by everyone on this football team.”
The NFLPA reportedly looked into whether the strange incident resulted in damages or loss of value, and none were found.
While LA did win Taylor’s lone start of the season, it is hard to fault the team for going with Herbert even though their record is just 3-8. Heading into a Week 13 matchup against the Patriots, Herbert is third in the NFL with an average of 301.5 passing yards per game, and his 23 touchdown passes are tied for seventh in the league.
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