After a slew of injuries to players in the NFL this week, Tyrod Taylor’s has to be the craziest one. Evidently, a Chargers team doctor was administering a pain-killing injection for Tyrod Taylor’s cracked ribs when he mistakenly punctured his quarterback’s lung.
The Chargers’ team doctor accidentally punctured his own 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.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2020
Reports have also surfaced that Taylor has been advised by doctors to sit out indefinitely, while the Chargers team brass was hoping to have Tyrod Taylor back for their game on Sunday. What a catastrophic mistake by this doctor. I mean, how does this happen. George Atallah, the Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs for the NFLPA confirmed on Twitter that there will be an investigation into the negligence involved in this bizarre story.
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
As you can imagine, Twitter was buzzing after this bombshell was dropped.
Team would be called the Tyrod Taylor Chargers by the time I get done if I was his lawyer this is insane https://t.co/Y1yEPmpPO5
— Charles James II (@CJDeuce_) September 23, 2020
So turns out the reason why Lynn was so adamant about Tyrod still having the starting job once he's healthy is because if he didn't, Tyrod would sue the team so hard he'd own the franchise! https://t.co/jQOo5cQztv
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) September 23, 2020
The same doctors who jabbed a giant needle into Tyrod Taylor’s lung are now telling him he probably shouldn’t play for a while.
Imagine that conversation.
“We think it might be the needle that we jabbed in your lung.” pic.twitter.com/6lNUNKtWFy
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 23, 2020
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Justin Herbert did get his first NFL start under these unprecedented circumstances, and he looked pretty damn good. Going up against the heavily-favored Chiefs, Herbert got the Chargers to overtime, where it took a 58-yard field goal by Harrison Butker to seal the deal for the Chiefs.
While Herbert may have done enough to win over the job, the news of Tyrod Taylor’s injury is going to complicate things. You can’t really take a man’s job after your own team doctor punctured the dude’s lung before the game. I’d expect Anthony Lynn to stick with Taylor for as long as possible, if he is fit to play. For now, let’s just hope Tyrod can recover from this mess he was put in by his own team. Let’s also hope that this doctor never gives another shot again in his life.