Justin Herbert injury update: Chargers QB dealing with rib injury suffered vs. Chiefs, Brandon Staley says

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Justin Herbert finished the game, but it wasn’t without a fair bit of pain.

In the fourth quarter of the “Thursday Night Football” matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers, Herbert was hit hard by defensive end Mike Danna, and the hit left the Chargers QB in a lot of pain.

Herbert would exit the game for a play and re-enter, but he was clearly in distress: Amazon cameras caught Herbert pointing to his left side, and he would have apparent issues throwing the ball, as well.

The Chargers passer was hit a lot during the game, though he was sacked just twice. He was hit four times by the Chiefs defense, some of which clearly left their mark.

Herbert did finish out the game, though he was more than a bit off target in the closing stages of the game; He did, though, bring the Chargers to within a score with just 71 seconds remaining.

Here’s the latest on Herbert’s injury:

Justin Herbert injury update

In the fourth quarter of the “Thursday Night Football” matchup between the Chargers and the Chiefs, Herbert was hit hard by KC defensive end Mike Danna.

Friday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Herbert underwent X-rays following the game and they appeared to be negative, but there was no definitive word as to whether there was any other injury to his ribs, rib cage or rib cartilage.

Rapoport said Herbert would be undergoing more tests Friday.

LA coach Brandon Staley said after the game Herbert was “OK,” but the team would know more about Herbert’s status on Friday.

Staley would provide that status update Friday afternoon: He told reporters, as tweeted by Rapoport, that Herbert suffered a cartilage fracture in the rib. This is considered a better outcome than a fracture of the rib itself.

LA’s star QB is day to day. Staley said Herbert could take part in practice ahead of the Chargers’ Week 3 game against the Jaguars at home.

Justin Herbert injury update: Chargers QB dealing with rib injury suffered vs. Chiefs, Brandon Staley says