Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he is unsure what Tyrod Taylor’s specific injury is. He said he was told after the pre-game coin toss that Taylor had chest pain. Lynn said Taylor went to the hospital during the game. That’s all he knows at this point.— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) September 21, 2020
A Los Angeles Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured quarterback Tyrod Taylor's lung just before kickoff Sunday while trying to administer a pain-killing injection to the quarterback's cracked ribs, league and team sources told ESPN.SBNation:
That is the reason Taylor did not start Sunday and rookie quarterback Justin Herbert unexpectedly did
Taylor suffered two cracked ribs early during the Chargers' Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but he didn't have an MRI on the injury until later that week.
He planned to take a pain-killing injection for the rib injury Sunday, but after the Chargers doctor punctured his lung, Taylor wound up in the hospital Sunday night to be treated for the injury and the struggles he had breathing.
This isn’t the first time the Chargers have had issues with team doctors. In fact, malpractice seems to be a hobby for the team — whether they’re in San Diego or Los Angeles. The team’s former doctor...has a vast resume of malpractice charges and allegations against him. Now, in a twist of irony, [the former team doctor is active] on Twitter where he offers vague, rapid-fire injury analysis is “reporting” on malpractice in the ChargersHas anyone ever posted a study of the average number of catastrophic injuries in a football game? How many concussions, torn ACLs, broken bones happen in the typical college or pro game?
If you live in Los Angeles and want to avoid the Chargers doctors, here's the team's list.