QB Herbert Chargers Listed as Questionable vs. Jaguars

COSTA MESA, CA (AFP) – Justin Herbert stood on the podium Friday to answer questions about his rib injury and recovery. It remains to be seen if the Los Angeles Chargers quarterback will be able to perform in the pocket on Sunday.

Herbert was listed as suspect on the injury report after not participating in practice. Herbert fractured a rib cartilage after being hit by a kick from Kansas City defensive lineman Michael Dana during the fourth quarter of last Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs.

Herbert was limited on Wednesday and had most of his usual workload on Thursday as the Bullets prepare to host the Jacksonville Jaguars in a 1-1 tag team match. Herbert said he was relieved during Thursday’s practice, and that the plan is to get plenty of rest before he warms up before Sunday’s game.

“They feel good. Thank you,” Herbert said when asked how his ribs feel. “There have definitely been improvements. … Fortunately, we have a few days left before we play. We are not playing today, and it is up to us, the team, to make the best decision so that we are ready to go on Sunday.”

Herbert will wear a rib guard but may receive an injection to deal with the pain. He has made 34 consecutive regular season starts, seventh among active quarterbacks.