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Chargers doctor reportedly punctured QB Taylor’s lung with pain-killing injection

  • Veteran quarterback was scratched from game at last minute
  • Chargers head coach says Taylor will retain starting spot

A Los Angeles Chargers doctor allegedly punctured the lung of the team’s starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, while attempting to give him a pain-killing injection, according to ESPN.

Taylor had been scheduled to start Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs and was given an injection to relieve pain from cracked ribs he had suffered against the Cincinnati Bengals in the opening game of the season. However, to the surprise of many, including his own teammates, Taylor was scratched from the line-up at the last minute and rookie Justin Herbert started the game instead. Taylor was subsequently taken to hospital and released later on Sunday, with Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn only saying that his quarterback had experienced “complications” with an injury.

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