NFLPA launching investigation into strange Tyrod Taylor injury
It was recently revealed that Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s lung was accidentally punctured by the team doctor upon giving him treatment. The strange incident prompted George Atallah who currently serves as the assistant executive director of external affairs for the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to further look into the situation.
Atallah confirmed in a Twitter post that his team has already taken steps to investigate Taylor’s injury:
Our medical and legal team have been in touch with Tyrod and his agent since Sunday collecting facts. An investigation has been initiated. https://t.co/HuLFVivoyN
— George Atallah (@GeorgeAtallah) September 23, 2020
Former NFL offensive tackle Ryan Harris also reminded the public of a little-known rule from the collective bargaining agreement which will eventually serve as a crucial detail to be considered in the ongoing investigation.
Little known fact:
Per CBA when player accepts team medical care they can not sue… https://t.co/NxPEAPv8uO
— Ryan Harris (@salaams_from_68) September 23, 2020
Tyrod Taylor was immediately taken to a local hospital after having difficulty breathing due to the sustained chest pains. Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert immediately started the game in lieu of his absence. He promptly heeded the call and delivered 311 passing yards on a 22/33 clip to go with a rushing touchdown and an interception in his professional debut.
Despite his impressive performance, the Chargers were unable to keep up with the Kansas City Chiefs who ran away with a 23-20 victory in Week 2. The reigning Super Bowl champions kept their unblemished record and improved to 2-0 while the Chargers dropped to a split 1-1 record for the season.
It has already been confirmed that Herbert will continue to be the starting quarterback for the Chargers in their Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers on September 27.
The league will have to wait and see the steps that Taylor’s party will undertake along with the developments that will emerge in light of the situation for the coming days.