A LA Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured Tyrod Taylor’s lung while giving him a pain-killing injection.
Tyrod Taylor suffered two cracked ribs in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he went to the team doctor for treatment right before kickoff against the Kansas City Chiefs, Week 2.
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said, the doctor “just made a mistake.”
That seems like a very nonchalant response to me.
Rookie QB Justin Herbert started in Tyrod Taylor’s absence against the Chiefs and Herbert is expected to start Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers as well.
Tyrod Taylor ended up in the hospital Sunday night with breathing issues caused by the injury. Doctors instructed Tyrod not to play indefinitely.
According to coach Lynn, “Tyrod’s not angry, nor upset.”
The NFL Players Association is investigating the incident, according to NFLPA assistant executive director of external affairs George Atallah.
“Our medical and legal team have been in touch with Tyrod and his agent since Sunday collecting facts,” tweeted Atallah on Wednesday.
The injection that Tyrod received is said to be risky because the doctor injects without seeing where the needle is going, but it is rare that it results in a punctured lung, sources told ESPN.
How does a doctor make an injection without seeing where the needle is going?… This makes no sense to me.
Tyrod Taylor is a respected QB with a high football IQ, and the Charges definitely want him to continue as their starter when he is healthy. Coach Lynn said Monday, “if Tyrod is 100%, he’s our quarterback.”
Please keep Tyrod Taylor lifted up in prayer.