Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is expected to make a decision during Sunday’s pre-game warm-up about taking a painkiller injection into his fractured rib cartilage to try to play the Jacksonville Jaguars, sources said ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Herbert is “pushing to play,” a source told Schefter. Although Herbert wants to play, there was growing skepticism about his status ahead of the weekend; The game decision jumped back and forth over the course of the week, reports Schefter.
Herbert was injured in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs and suffered a hit by Mike Danna at the defensive end that left him on the field for an extended period.
Herbert is listed as a questionable for Sunday’s game.
“It’s day to day, I’m just waiting to see how he feels,” Chargers coach Brandon Staley said Friday. “We’ll continue for the rest of this week and see how it goes.”
Herbert, meanwhile, won’t be counting on center Corey Linsley, who is doubtful with a knee injury, Schefter reports.
Also, receiver Keenan Allen, who is questionable with a questionable hamstring injury, would love to try to play but it’s not certain he will, Schefter reports. Cornerback JC Jackson (ankle) is a question and will not play either, reports Schefter.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34660342/los-angeles-chargers-qb-justin-herbert-ribs-expected-decide-pain-killing-shot-sunday-pregame-warmups-sources-say Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert (ribs) expected to decide on pain-killing shot during Sunday pregame warmups, sources say