Report: Tyrod Taylor expected to miss Week 4 vs. Buccaneers
The Los Angeles Chargers have already confirmed that starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is ruled out of their Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers and their Week 4 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
ESPN Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter bared updates on the veteran’s availability via Twitter:
Chargers’ QB Tyrod Taylor expected to miss next Sunday’s game against the Bucs as he continues to recover from a punctured lung and cracked ribs, per sources.https://t.co/JJRGjVHB7l
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2020
Tyrod Taylor reportedly suffered cracked ribs in Los Angeles’ regular-season opener and then had a lung accidentally punctured by injection before last week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs when a team doctor attempted to aid his initial injury.
Doctors have already told Taylor this past week that he is forbidden from doing any strenuous activity for two weeks which would sideline him until the Buccaneers game. Rookie gunslinger Justin Herbert will continue to fill in under center in lieu of his absence.
The former Oregon standout got his first taste of professional competition when he was abruptly slotted in the starting quarterback position in their Week 2 game against the Chiefs. He impressed and generated a total of 311 passing yards on 22-of-33 passes completed along with a rushing touchdown and an interception. His performance still wasn’t enough to secure the win as the Chargers fell to a 1-1 record heading into Week 3 of the season.
According to ESPN, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said this past week that Taylor’s injury is not considered career-threatening and also emphasized that neither he nor Taylor are angry at the team doctor. The ten-year veteran will not be placed on the injured reserve list where he is required to miss a minimum of three games.
In the meantime, the Chargers will aim to steal a win against the Panthers and the Buccaneers without Taylor on their corner.